The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Eclipse Glasses to be Collected for Reuse

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Eclipse Glasses to be Collected for Reuse

The City of Northampton will collect eclipse viewing glasses through September 15, 2017 for reuse. Drop off locations are at Northampton City Hall, 210 Main Street, and at the Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW), 125 Locust Street.

Pioneer Valley residents are encouraged to bring their usable eclipse viewing glasses to City Hall or to the DPW. Transfer Station permit holders may also drop them off at the Glendale Road Transfer Station on Wednesdays from 8:00am – Noon and on Saturdays from 7:00am – Noon, or at the Locust Street Transfer Station, Mondaythrough Saturday 7:00am – 4:00pm. Collected glasses will be donated to Astronomers Without Borders, which will arrange for them to be reused in South America and parts of Asia, both of which are anticipating eclipse events in 2019.

Glasses that are torn, scratched, or are otherwise rendered unusable can be recycled by removing and discarding the dark lenses and recycling the paper-board portion.

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