The Honesdale Lions Club is the local chapter of a worldwide charitable society devoted to social service. The Honesdale Lions Club has been collecting eye glasses for over 10 years, averaging about 150 pairs per month, as part of their Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program. Donated eyeglasses are distributed to people in need. Contact them for a list of many convenient locations in/near Honesdale where drop boxes can be found.
Green Outlet in Honesdale, PA is located on Brown Street, next to Agway. The store is open seven days a week. The business sells used furniture, appliances, décor, and more. Their sustainable style ensures that these items are repurposed and reused rather than ending up in a landfill.
The 2017 Book Swap was held in November at the Park Street Complex in Honesdale, PA. This annual event, organized by Jenna Mauder, is an opportunity for members of the community to rejuvenate their personal libraries by donating books and taking home new ones.
The Wayne County Public Library hosts many events, including this one, where unconventional materials are used to make repurposed art. Check out their website for upcoming events and creative opportunities.
The Roots and Rhythm festival that takes place each June in Honesdale is now a three-time Waste Watcher Award recipient as a result of the waste diverted during the 2015 event. In 2016, the event donated 38 large bags of food waste and compostable materials to a local farm, produced 480 pounds of recyclables, and only 360 pounds of trash. Roots and Rhythm demonstrates a real commitment to the environment and to all who live here and visit this special town during this event.
The Paper Caves is a large-scale art installation located at Basin and Main in Honesdale, PA. This free exhibit, created by Samuelle Green, is created out of roughly one million pages from used books. This work uses recycled materials to express the idea that humans take so much of the intricacies in the natural world for granted.