The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 11, 2005


Volunteers build recycling swap shed
They came, they fried, they conquered

From the Mosquito files: the article below ran in the July 26, 1991 issue

On the hottest Saturday of the summer, stalwarts completed the basic framing and closing in of the new swap shed at the transfer station. In the oppressive, 95-degree environment, sweat equity took on new meaning

Dan Moseley was crew chief, ably assisted by Bob Wallhagen. Their crew included Joe Antognoni, Francoise Bourdon, Dave Comstock, Mark Hartney, Clyde Kessel, Bobby Lyman, Dave Moseley and Bob Pauplis, plus Dave Stewart as project coordinator for the Household Waste Committee. Gary Davis, Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, provided detailed planning, working with Dan Moseley.

The full day's project was cut short at 12:30 when common sense (cooler heads?) finally prevailed. The building will be completed on Saturday the 27th and capable, willing hands will be welcome starting at 7 a.m.

The Swap Shed will be the repository for small utensils, appliances, furnishings, etc. that are "too good to throw in the compactor." Town residents will be encouraged to take useful items of interest while leaving off "swapping" contributions.

A bulletin board will be provided residents of large or bulky items available free, for the picking at a residence. Information and a thermometer-type chart showing the town's progress toward 50% recycling from the present, very good, 25% level will be included on bulletin board.

Recycling saves the town money shown by the transfer station budget reduction.

TREASURE TROVE. Jacob Hoffman explores the items at the Carlisle Swap Shed. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito