Advocacy at Brighton Farmers’ Market

Brighton Farmers’ Market

Rain or shine, come to the Market every Sunday for fresh and delicious vegetables, fruit, meat, and more. Help support local farmers who, by growing food in sustainable ways, create a healthier food supply and a cleaner environment. ColorBrightonGreen has a table at the Brighton Farmers’ Market on the third Sunday of every month.  On most of those Sundays, we have an Expert at our table to talk with you about a sustainability topic.

Community Recycling Tips

  • Styrofoam: The EcoPark will take large, clean, white packing styrofoam with no tape on it.
  • Egg Containers: some farmers at the market will take them.
  • Plastic grocery bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, other thin plastic bags or plastic wrap: grocery stores take them for recycling in their “plastic bag” recycling bins.
    Plastic bags, cords, ropes, etc. wrap around recycling machinery causing facility downtime and also contaminate recyclable paper. Plastic bags and product wrapping may be recycled at most large retail outlets. Also, don’t put your curbside recyclables in plastic bags. If you do so, the entire bag full of items will go to the landfill instead of being recycled. They don’t have the ability at the sorting center to open the bags and sort the items. If you are worried about the wind catching your recyclables, purchase a larger recycle bin with a lid.
  • Pills or syringes of any sort. See the Monroe County Eco Park website for information on where to take these items.
  • EMPTY prescription or over the counter bottles. You can take these to the Monroe County Eco-Park. For more information from Monroe County about why you cannot put these empty bottles in your curbside recycling, and what happens to the bottles that are taken to the Monroe County Ecopark, see our green tip.
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). You can take these to stores like Home Depot or to the Monroe County EcoPark. (NO incandescent bulbs, put those in the trash.)
  • Alkaline batteries. Batteries Plus stores will take small quantities.
  • Button, and rechargeable batteries. You can take these to stores like Home Depot or to the Monroe County EcoPark.
  • Small electronics such as cell phones, printer cartridges, keyboards, modems, etc. You can take these to stores like Home Depot or to the Monroe County EcoPark.
  • Sneakers: You can take these to Fleet Feet stores in the Rochester area.
  • Pull tabs from cans. You can take these to the Monroe County EcoPark.
  • Clothing:  Thrift Stores or the Eco Park.
  • Sewing materials:  Craft Bits and Pieces in Fairport will take these as will Sew Green in Rochester
  • Clean, worn towels and blankets: Can be taken by animal shelters

Market dates and locations