Montgomery’s Earth Day Fair on April 19th will be special this year, its 10th year running. The emphasis is on fun, hands-on learning and recycling.
The Jersey Junket Cajun Band will be there. So will Otto the Balloon Man, a favorite with children, and local dance groups.
Recycling companies will be ready to take hard-to-dispose-of metals and e-trash—even lawn mowers, metal shelving, computer monitors, printers and scanners. The Somerset County Sheriff’s office will accept unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Document shredding is available with proof of Montgomery Twp. residency. There will be free seedlings and instructions on how to nurture them as dozens of exhibitors help celebrate the 10th fair from noon to 4 p.m. at Montgomery High School, 1016 Rt. 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.
“The fair, its exhibits and activities are free. The fair has attracted as many as a thousand people in recent years,” said Mary Reece, chairperson of Montgomery Township’s Environmental Commission. “We are looking forward to welcoming one and all, rain or shine. This is a perfect time to enjoy entertainment and exhibits at the fair and to drop off the recyclables you found when you were finishing up spring cleaning. Recyclers will be waiting.”
2,820 pounds of metal and 9,780 pounds of electronics were recycled at the 2014 fair.