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Westfield Conservation Center and GEP Team Up

When approached to have their employees clean hundreds of toys collected by Westfield Conservation Center, GEP, a software company located in Clark, NJ, was eager to get involved in  this community service project. And the GEP volunteers tackled the massive collection head on, inspecting and cleaning 800 toys in a matter of hours!

Westfield Conservation Center had been collecting toys since October and quickly filled the original shed designated for the effort. Recognizing the popularity of the program, the town switched to a 20-foot container to hold the toys. By the time GEP volunteers arrived on site in August to tackle the job, the container was filled to the brim. In total, the combined efforts of Westfield Conservation Center and GEP kept 800 toys and 3,200 pounds of plastic out of landfills. That very same day, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? transported the toys to two organizations in Plainfield for distribution. With the reuse of these toys, 1,600 children are impacted socially, emotionally, physically and creatively with each round of shared play!

Westfield has started its collection efforts again and expects to fill the 20-footer soon!