Have an “eek-o-friendly” Halloween
“Respook, Rewear, Rescare”
Halloween Costume Swap
Bring your old, gently used Halloween Costumes to “swap” for a new-to-you costume. The Johnson County Recycling District will conduct its 7th annual Halloween costume exchange “Respook, Rewear, Rescare” in October, 2013 at the Franklin Parks and Recreation Department, 396 Branigin Boulevard in Franklin. Date and times will be announced later.
Anyone may participate in the exchange! Simply bring a clean, gently used costume to the exchange and swap it for something “re-scarier.” Costumes should be in good condition without tears or stains. Hundreds of great costumes, both new and gently used, are available! Sizes range from infant to adult. A “mix and match” costume rack will also be available to create your own costume. Costumes are not available for purchase. You must have a costume to swap. Partial costumes will be accepted.
For more information, contact the Johnson County Solid Waste Management District at 738-2546.
“EEK-O-Friendly” Halloween Tips:
Reduce - Instead of giving handfuls of candy treats to your little goblin visitors, give out just one treat; and consider giving recycled newspaper pencils or temporary tatoos, rather than candy. Avoid disposable tableware for parties. Disposable supplies always end up in a landfill.
Reuse - Rent or borrow costumes from local costume shops; or swap your costume for another at the Johnson County Solid Waste Management District”s 5th annual Halloween Costume Swap on October 20th. Your last year”s costume will be a treasure for someone else!
Recycle – Choose items made from recycled products. Look for the recycled content symbol on products to tell if they made from items previously recycled. Compost your pumpkins and gourds for free fertilizer.