At The Holden Arboretum, recycling efforts are extremely important in order to conserve resources and reduce waste going into landfills. Holden has implemented several ways to encourage recycling efforts, internally and through programs for guests of Holden.
Holden offers recycling opportunities to our guests, members, staff and businesses. These opportunities are free of charge and are available seven days a week from 9am - 5pm.
To support our mission, create more environmental awareness, and raise money, Holden has partnered with Abitibi-Consolidated Corporation to recycle paper. Abitibi-Consolidated is one of the largest international newsprint makers and their recycling division is the largest newspaper recycler in North America. Paper collected at Holden through the Abitibi Paper Retriever® program is collected, sorted, de-inked, and then reused to create recycled newsprint.
Everyone is encouraged to drop off their allowed paper items at our bin. The bin is located in the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center gravel parking lot, which is just past the main paved lot and is accessible to Holden members from sunrise to sunset and for non-members from 9am - 5pm.
Paper items allowed in the bin:
Magazines and catalogs
Mail – letters, envelopes, etc.
Copy and fax paper
Posters and folders
Self-stick note paper
Books and notebooks
Items that cannot be placed in the bin:
Cardboard or chipboard
Plastic of any kind
Did you know that de-inked paper fiber is the most efficient source of fiber
for the manufacturing of new paper products?
When you purchase paper products made from recycled content you then close the recycling loop. One out of three newspapers produced in the United States is made from recycled paper from Abitibi-Consolidated.
This collection is in conjunction with the Lake County Solid Waste District Phone Book Collection. The phone books dropped off at Holden will be taken to the Mentor Wal-Mart drop-off collection site by a Holden staff member.
Check back for upcoming 2009 phone book collection dates.
Drop aluminum soda cans or plastic pop bottles in one of our many recycle receptacles located all over the property. These collection receptacles are for the general visitor and do not accommodate large quantities of these items. Please do not bring items from home to place in the bins.
In an effort to become more environmentally friendly the Guest Relations Department of The Holden Arboretum uses many “green” products in the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center, Katherine Holden Thayer Center and Lantern Court. From cleaning products to cutlery, these are made with eco-friendly methods and materials.
Holden uses a wide array of Earth Friendly Products, which are purchased from the GreenLine Paper Co. Other products used are certified organic USDA approved liquid soap, bio-degradable cups, compostable cutlery and plates, as well as recycled napkins, garbage bags, and facial tissue. Organic fair trade certified evaporated cane sugar packets and polylactic acid or PLA drinking straws (made from corn resin) are also purchased through this company.
Sysco is another vendor in which Holden gets its environmentally friendly products from. Earth Plus products used at Holden are the roll towels, hand towels, toilet paper, and multi-purpose cleaner.
Doing your part: The Holden Arboretum believes that everyone needs to do their part in order to conserve and reuse natural resources. Find out what you can do to reduce global warming.
Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties need us to help them be clean and green. Please contact your local township, city or village for drop-off or curb-side recycling opportunities.