The Ridge Line – May 2019

Hello Everybody!  It has been a busy spring at CCR, with many capital improvements in the works.  Over the next few weeks, there will be renovations made in the areas of roofing, asphalt repair, chimney upgrades, foundation waterproofing, landscaping, and of course the CCR swimming pool.  We ask for your patience and cooperation with regard to any temporary inconveniences you may encounter in the process, such as parking restrictions, scaffolding or tunneling, trucks and equipment, etc.  

Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
We look forward to seeing you all at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on
Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m. sharp at the Sacred Heart School Gym located
at
59 Wilson Street in Hartsdale.  If you need a new blank Proxy, they are available in the Maintenance Office. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please sign and deliver your proxy to the person of your choice so that such person can vote your shares on your behalf; or, you can return your proxy before the meeting by email to tina.marchi@ellimanpm.com.

 

CCR Spring Social
We also look forward to seeing you at the CCR Spring Social planned for
Saturday, May 25th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. to provide all residents an opportunity to mingle with familiar faces as well as new neighbors.  The event will be held in the 10-20 Rockledge Road courtyard.  Refreshments will be provided by
local merchants, so just bring yourselves! The rain date for the Spring Social is Sunday, May 26
th, 12 to 2 p.m.   

Revamped Web Site
This is a secure site which requires you to create a login.  Please join this site so you can have regular access to upcoming events and current information regarding our grounds and amenities, parking rules, insurance requirements, recent editions of the Ridge Line, and much more.  

Homeowner’s Insurance
As a reminder, please make sure your required homeowners’ insurance policy includes coverage for any prior or planned improvements such as kitchen/bathroom renovations or new flooring, as well as relocation expenses in the event of fire or flood.

Summer Tag Sale
We are happy to announce that the annual CCR Community Tag Sale is planned for Saturday, July 13th (weather permitting – rain date is July 20th).  Sale hours will be
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with earliest setup at 9:00 a.m. and all items removed by 6 p.m.  Location will be the
Pedestrian Way at E. Hartsdale Avenue and Rockledge
Road
.  Residents who wish to sell items at the tag sale must register by emailing Board Secretary Dina Novikova at dinanovikova@yahoo.com or by calling/texting
914-661-8050 no later than Friday, July 5
th.  Participants are to bring their items to sell and their own table/chairs, tags/markers, water/snacks, and cash to make change, and will share the responsibility of putting up posters and flyers (to be provided to participants).  This is a great opportunity to de-clutter, make cash, and socialize!

Seasonal Reminders

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are required in every unit and now is
    the time for your quarterly battery testing.  Do a sound test of all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and be prepared with replacement
    9 volt batteries.  This not only ensures your safety and those of other residents, but is also required by law.
  • Tag your outdoor furniture and grills!  If the maintenance team doubts the
    safety or finds something in disrepair that is not tagged, it has the obligation
    to remove it.
  • Detached propane tanks are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Barbecuing may only be done if at least 25 feet away from any CCR building.
  • Don’t store shovels, tools or toys outside or in the garage; keep them in your apartment or storage unit. Unattended items other than lawn furniture or grills pose tripping hazards and may be removed without notice.  
  • To keep away unwanted animals, birdseed feeders are not allowed on any outdoor premises, no household garbage may be tossed into any outdoor trash bins except closed dumpsters, and all building entrance doors must be kept closed.

Our Staff and Management
We are delighted that Jim Flaherty of Douglas Elliman Property Management is back!  For pressing questions or issues, feel free to contact Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919, James Flaherty of Douglas Elliman Property Management at 212-692-8445, or the CCR Board by email to Board@CountryClubRidge.Org.

Wishing everyone a great summer and a Happy July 4th!

See you on the Ridge Line – where Rockledge Road meets Hartsdale Avenue

www.countryclubridge.org

 

 

Insurance

Insurance Requirements
The CCR House Rules require each shareholder to maintain up-to-date homeowners’ insurance coverage naming Country Club Ridge Tenants Corp. as “certificate holder”
with minimum $300k general liability, $50,000 property damage, and $50,000 contents damage or loss.  It is also important to include any prior improvements or planned improvements in your policy.  Please send your document reflecting proof of coverage
by email to Tina.Marchi@ellimanpm.com or mail proof of coverage for your unit to:
Tina Marchi, Douglas Elliman Property Management, 675 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Storage Rooms

Lockable storage cages are available in certain CCR buildings for $25 per month on a first-come, first-served basis.  CCR assumes no responsibility for items missing from or damaged within storage units. Call Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919 if interested.     

 

Grounds

The CCR Board and Property Manager work hard to keep our grounds beautiful and safe for the enjoyment of all.

Lawns
Please assist us in keeping our lawns lush and landscaping vibrant by encouraging use of the two playground areas at CCR.  To further beautify our grounds, please also remove any damaged pottery or personal property in the common areas, which includes ripped grill covers.

Smoking
Keeping our grounds beautiful for all residents to enjoy is a team effort!  Littering, including cigarette butts, is prohibited on the grass areas, walkways, and parking lots.  As stated in the House Rules: “Smoking is not permitted in any common areas, i.e., hallways, laundry, bicycle, storage or boiler rooms, garages (private or main).  Anyone who does smoke must confine such activity within their own unit and keep solid door closed so smoke does not permeate into the common hallway area.”

Parking at CCR
Every resident car on the premises needs to have a CCR parking decal affixed to the rear-view mirror.  Owners of two cars who park outdoors should use a double spot whenever possible, not two individual or two double spots.  Owners with garage parking spots should always use their assigned parking spots, except for brief loading and unloading.  These practices will make a huge difference in freeing up more outdoor spots for CCR residents.

General Reminders
-Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are required in every unit and now is the time for your quarterly battery testing.  Do a sound test of all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and be prepared with replacement 9 volt batteries.  This not only ensures your safety and those of other residents, but is also required by law.

-Tag your outdoor furniture and grills!  If the maintenance team doubts the safety or finds something in disrepair that is not tagged, it has the obligation to remove it.

-Detached propane tanks are not allowed anywhere on the premises.

-Barbecuing may only be done if at least 25 feet away from any CCR building.

-Don’t store shovels, tools or toys outside or in the garage; keep them in your apartment or storage unit. Unattended items other than lawn furniture or grills pose tripping hazards and may be removed without notice.

-To keep away unwanted animals, birdseed feeders are not allowed on any outdoor premises, no household garbage may be tossed into any outdoor trash bins except closed dumpsters, and all building entrance doors must be kept closed.

Keys and Access to Units
We wish to remind all shareholders that a key to access your unit must be held by Bob Voss in the Maintenance Office for use in case of an actual emergency such as fire, flooding, water damage, gas leaks, or a lockout, which allows staff and/or authorities to access the premises without dangerous delays or unnecessary damage to doors and doorframes.  Each household is required to store one house key with the Maintenance Office where it is kept confidentially under a coded system.

Laundry Rooms
Residents may use the laundry rooms only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week and between 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays.  Be sure to remove your laundry from washers and dryers promptly, clean ALL debris from machines and empty the lint traps, and treat others’ clothing with respect if anything gets left behind. If any of the washers or dryers malfunction or if you lose money, contact Hercules (see posters in laundry rooms) with the details so you can be refunded, and so they can repair or replace the machine.

The Ridge Line – March 2019

The Ridge Line – March 2019

Happy Spring! Another winter has come and gone, and CCR is gearing up for spring cleaning and preparing the grounds for warmer weather and outdoor activities.  As previously announced, the CCR swimming pool and pool area are being refinished and upgraded and the grand opening is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.  We are also happy to announce that a CCR Spring Socialis being planned for Saturday, May 25thto provide all residents an opportunity to mingle with familiar faces as well as new neighbors. More details will be posted in the coming weeks.

Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
The annual CCR Shareholders’ Meeting will be held in early to mid-May.  Confirmation of the date, and details of the time and location, will be sent to all shareholders well in advance of the Meeting.

Keys and Access to Units
We wish to remind all shareholders that a key to access your unit must be held by Bob Voss in the Maintenance Office for use in case of an actual emergency such as fire, flooding, water damage, gas leaks, or a lockout, which allows staff and/or authorities to access the premises without dangerous delays or unnecessary damage to doors and doorframes.  Each household is required to store one house key with the Maintenance Office where it is kept confidentially under a coded system.

Seasonal Reminders

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are required in every unit and now is the time for your quarterly battery testing. Do a sound test of all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and be prepared with replacement 9 volt batteries.  This not only ensures your safety and those of other residents, but is also required by law.
  • Tag your outdoor furniture and grills! If the maintenance team doubts the safety or finds something in disrepair that is not tagged, it has the obligation to remove it.
  • Detached propane tanks are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Don’t store shovels, tools or toys outside or in the garage; keep them in your apartment or storage unit. Unattended items other than lawn furniture or grills pose tripping hazards and may be removed without notice.Storage cages are available in certain buildings for $25 per month; call Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at
    914-723-1919 if interested.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any common areas such as hallways, door steps, laundry rooms, storage rooms, or garages, and may only be done if it at least 25 feet from any building. Under no circumstances are cigarette butts to be discarded on any of the grounds of CCR.
  • To keep away unwanted animals, birdseed feeders are not allowed on any outdoor premises, no household garbage may be tossed into any outdoor trash bins except closed dumpsters, and all building entrance doors must be kept closed.

Laundry Room Etiquette
Remember, we live here! Residents may use the laundry rooms only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week and between 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays.  Be sure to remove your laundry from washers and dryers promptly, clean any debris from machines and empty the lint traps, and treat others’ clothing with respect if anything gets left behind. If any of the washers or dryers malfunction or if you lose money, contact Hercules (see posters in laundry rooms) with the details so you can be refunded, and so they can repair or replace the machine.

Our Staff and Management
The Board is pleased to announce that Kevin McGee has returned on a full-time basis and together with Bob and the rest of the maintenance team, will be working hard as always to keep CCR units and grounds in tip top shape.  On another note, our property manager James Flaherty is recovering well and will be back in no time.  Meanwhile, you may reach out to Patrick O’Toole of Douglas Elliman at 212-692-6169 for any property management issues.

The Board and Douglas Elliman Property Management recognize that frustrations happen, but please remember to always treat our hardworking staff with civility and respect (they are here to help!) and to keep any communications with the Board respectful and professional.

SUGGESTIONS are always welcome!  Feel free to contact Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919, James Flaherty of Douglas Elliman Property Management at
212-692-8445 or the CCR Board by email to Board@CountryClubRidge.Org.

See you on the Ridge Line – where Rockledge Road meets Hartsdale Avenue

The Ridge Line – Dec. 2018

The Ridge Line – December 2018

Hello Everybody! As winter has arrived, we are doing our best to keep you safe and warm!  After the last snow storm, the Board decided to purchase two spanking new snow blowers so we are even better prepared for the next one.  Remember, there is no garbage pickup on days with more than 3 inches of snow; on those days, please take your trash and recycling to the main dumpsters, or wait until the next morning to put it out. To further ensure our comfort this winter, we are having all boilers on the premises fully prepped for the addition of generators in the event of a power failure.

Seasonal Reminders

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are required in every unit and now is the time for your quarterly battery testing. Do a sound test of all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and be prepared with replacement 9 volt batteries.  This not only ensures your safety and those of other residents, but is also required by law.
  • Tag your outdoor furniture and grills! If the maintenance team doubts the safety or finds something in disrepair that is not tagged, it has the obligation to remove it.
  • Detached propane tanks are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Don’t store shovels, tools or toys outside or in the garage; keep them in your apartment or storage unit. Unattended items other than lawn furniture or grills pose tripping hazards and may be removed. Storage cages are available in certain buildings for $25 per month; call Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919 if interested.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any common areas such as hallways, door steps, laundry rooms, storage rooms, or garages, and may only be done if it at least 25 feet from any building and if butts are discarded properly and not on our grounds.
  • To keep away unwanted animals, birdseed feeders are not allowed on any outdoor premises, no household garbage may be tossed into any outdoor trash bins except closed dumpsters, and all building entrance doors must be kept closed.

Insurance Requirements
If you have still not sent in your proof of coverage, you are required to do so before the end of December.  Send your documentation by email to Tina.Marchi@ellimanpm.com or mail to: Tina Marchi, Douglas Elliman Property Management, 675 3rdAvenue, New York, NY 10017.

The CCR House Rules require each shareholder to maintain up-to-date homeowners’ insurance coverage naming Country Club Ridge Tenants Corp. as “certificate holder” with minimum $300k general liability, $50,000 property damage, and $50,000 contents damage or loss.  It is also important to include any prior improvements or planned improvements in your policy.

Laundry Room Etiquette
Remember, we live here! Residents may use the laundry rooms only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays.  Be sure to remove your laundry from washers and dryers promptly, clean up after yourselves (cat owners, this means you!), and treat others’ clothing with respect if anything gets left behind. If any of the washers or dryers malfunctions or you lose money, contact Hercules (see posters in laundry rooms) with the details so you can be refunded, and so they can repair or replace the machine.

Our Staff
Country Club Ridge will be adding additional part-time staff this winter to assist our hard-working team of Bob, Kevin, Freddy, Felix, Donny and Noel in keeping everyone safe, warm and comfortable this winter.

SUGGESTIONS are always welcome!  Feel free to contact Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919, James Flaherty of Douglas Elliman Property Management at
212-692-8445 or the CCR Board by email to Board@CountryClubRidge.Org.

The Board wishes everyone a Healthy and Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

See you on the Ridge Line – where Rockledge Road meets Hartsdale Avenue.

 

The Ridge Line – Sept. 2018

The Ridge Line – September 2018

Hello Everybody! And hello to autumn and cooler weather! We hope you have enjoyed the summer and taken advantage of the pool, barbecue areas and lovely grounds at CCR. The Board is happy to announce that a major rehaul of the swimming pool is slated for 2019, which will include painting and resurfacing, upgrading the cleaning and filtration system, and increasing cleanliness and security during swim season.

Insurance Requirements
The CCR House Rules require each shareholder to maintain up-to-date homeowners’ insurance coverage naming Country Club Ridge Tenants Corp. as “certificate holder” with minimum $300k general liability, $50,000 property damage, and $50,000 contents damage or loss.  It is also important to include any prior improvements or planned improvements in your policy.  Please send your document reflecting proof of coverage by email to Tina.Marchi@ellimanpm.comno later than October 31, 2018.  Alternatively, you can mail proof of coverage for your unit to:  Tina Marchi, Douglas Elliman Property Management, 675 3rdAvenue, New York, NY 10017, postmarked by October 31, 2018.  If you need a new copy of the CCR House Rules, please request it from Tina Marchi as well.

We Heard and Acted!
Following complaints of fleas and mosquitos, the Board treated several courtyards with non-toxic (to humans and pets) insecticide, which may have alleviated some of this year’s tenacious bugs.  Cat owners have been requested to keep their animals indoors in the future to avoid the spread of insects into our units.

Laundry Room Etiquette
Remember, we live here! Residents may use the laundry rooms only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays.  Be sure to remove your laundry from washers and dryers promptly, clean up after yourselves (cat owners, this means you!), and treat others’ clothing with respect if anything gets left behind. If any of the washers or dryers malfunctions or you lose money, contact Hercules (see posters in laundry rooms) with the details so you can be refunded, and so they can repair or replace the machine.

New Parking Decals
If you have not brought your car to the maintenance office to replace the parking decal, the Board has extended the deadline to end of day on Monday, October 15.  To obtain your new sticker: bring your car, proof of registration, proof of insurance and driver’s license to the maintenance office and Bob Voss or another member of the maintenance staff will personally affix it to your rear-view mirror.  After the 15thof October, parking enforcement of the new stickers will commence.  If you need to make special arrangements for obtaining your new parking decal, please call the maintenance office at 914-723-1919.

SEASONAL REMINDERS
Now is a good time for residents with outdoor grills to make sure your grill cover is in good shape and tagged with your house and apartment number.  Below are more items to check off:

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are required in every unit, and now is the time for your quarterly battery testing, so make sure to do it!
  • No barbecuing within 25 feet of any CCR building.
  • Tag your outdoor furniture and grills! If the maintenance team doubts the safety or finds something in disrepair that is not tagged, it has the obligation to remove it.
  • Detached Propane Tanks are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Don’t store tools or toys outside or in the garage; keep them in your apartment or storage unit. Unattended items other than lawn furniture or grills pose tripping hazards and may be removed. Storage cages are available in certain buildings for $25 per month; call Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919 if interested.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any common areas such as hallways, laundry rooms, storage spaces, or garages, and may only be done if it at least 25 feet from any building and if butts are discarded properly and not on our grounds.
  • To keep away unwanted animals, birdseed feeders are not allowed on any outdoor premises, no household garbage may be tossed into any outdoor trash bins except closed dumpsters, and all building entrance doors must be kept closed.

On A Personal Note
Kevin McGee and his family extend sincere thanks to all the well-wishers over the past several weeks—they were much appreciated and made a difference.

SUGGESTIONS are always welcome!  Feel free to contact Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919, James Flaherty of Douglas Elliman Property Management at 212-692-8445 or the CCR Board by email to Board@CountryClubRidge.Org.

Wishing everyone a great autumn season and a Happy Halloween!

See you on the Ridge Line – where Rockledge Road meets Hartsdale Avenue.

The Ridge Line – June 2018

The Ridge Line – June 2018

Hello Everybody! Summer is finally here, and lots of fun days are in store!  The CCR Board and Property Manager have been working hard to keep our grounds beautiful for the enjoyment of all.  If you have been to the pool lately, you may have seen the new pool lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as some new landscaping.  For your safety, we are always on the lookout for dead trees or poison ivy anywhere near the pool.  As a reminder, the CCR Swimming Pool is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.  CCR residents can pick up their season pool passes from Bob at the Maintenance Office.

More on Safety
At the Board’s request, the Town of Greenburgh has recently patched many parts of Rockledge Road and East Hartsdale, and is planning more extensive re-paving of our roads thanks to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.  In keeping with our commitment to safety for all CCR residents, our grounds are regularly patrolled by the Town of Greenburgh Police Department.  We take this opportunity to remind residents that safety is the responsibility of everyone, so please remember:

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are required in every unit, and now is the time for your quarterly testing, so please do it!
  • Don’t store tools or toys outside or in the garage; keep them in your apartment or storage unit.
  • No barbecuing within 25 feet of any CCR building.
  • Tag your outdoor furniture and grills! If the maintenance team doubts the safety or finds something in disrepair that is not tagged, it has the obligation to remove it.
  • Detached Propane Tanks are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any common areas such as hallways, laundry rooms, storage spaces, or garages, and may only be done if it at least 25 feet from any building and if butts are discarded properly and not on our grounds.
  • To keep away unwanted critters, no household garbage is to be tossed into any outdoor trash bins except closed dumpsters, and all building entrance doors must be kept closed.

Upcoming Tag Sale
We are happy to announce that the CCR Community Tag Sale is planned for Saturday, July 14and Sunday, July 15, weather permitting (rain dates are July 28 and 29).  The sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with earliest set up at 9:00 a.m. and all items removed by 5:00 p.m.  Location will be the Pedestrian Wayat E. Hartsdale Avenue & Rockledge Road. Residents who wish to sell items at the tag sale need to register by emailing Board Secretary Dina Novikova at dinanovikova@yahoo.com or calling/texting her at 914-661-8050 no later than Saturday, July 7th.  Participants are to bring their items to sell and their own table/chairs, tags/markers, water/snacks, and some cash to make change, and will share the responsibility of putting up posters and flyers. A great opportunity to de-clutter, make cash, and socialize!

CCR Grounds Committee
We are looking for volunteers to be part of the Grounds Committee to help keep our landscaping vibrant.  The first meeting is on Saturday, June 30that 10:00 a.m. in front of the Maintenance Office where potted plants will be available for planting in designated areas. Planting and gardening is a wonderful experience for all ages, so roll up your sleeves, put on that sunscreen, and maybe even meet some new neighbors!

For those who enjoy a vegetable plot up on the hill, remember the rules to keep the area clean and free of debris, roll up the hose and fully shut off the water after watering, keep the gates closed, and notify the Maintenance Office of any broken items or other safety concerns. Great news:  Kevin McGee of Maintenance has built 6 new raised garden beds which will be placed in oversized, vacant areas.  Notices will be placed in hallways when available.  Bob Voss will have an updated garden map for interested people to see.

SUGGESTIONS are always welcome!  Feel free to contact Bob Voss of the Maintenance Office at 914-723-1919, James Flaherty of Douglas Elliman Property Management at
212-692-8445 or the CCR Board by email to Board@CountryClubRidge.Org.

Wishing everyone a great summer and a Happy July 4th!!

 

 

 

See you on the Ridge Line – where Rockledge Road meets Hartsdale Avenue.

Recycling Guidelines

An icon of Saturday morning television for kids, way back when all programming was in glorious black & white, was introduced to us by the inimitable “Captain” with the following words:   Let’s Go Green, With Mr. Greenjeans!

I don’t expect the majority of residents at CCR to remember the giant of the small screen, but the beat goes on. We’re still going Green. At this juncture in our Human evolution, everyone knows something about Recycling. However, just so all of us are on the same page, here is the updated version of the Do’s and Don’t’s of recycling that we need to adhere to:

Paper & Cardboard
Do – Newspapers, glossy inserts, phone books, magazines, junk mail, brown paper bags, corrugated and grey cardboard boxes
Don’t – Milk Cartons (waxed), Plastic & Styrofoam Packing material, Books, Vinyl, Toys, Hangers, Utensils, Motor Oil and Pesticide containers, Solvents 

Glass
Do – Jars and Bottles of any size and color
Don’t – Light Bulbs, Drinking Glasses, Crystal, Window and Mirror glass Ceramic ware, Kitchen Cookware, Hazardous Materials empty glass containers

Metal
Do – Food and Beverage Cans, Clean Aluminum Foil and Trays, Empty Aerosol Cans
Don’t – Empty Paint Cans, Hazardous Materials Containers, Scrap metal, Wire, Pipes, Tubing Motors, Sheet Metal, Appliances, Auto Parts.

 

Plastics
Do – Those commonly used for Food, Beverages, Detergents, Household Cleaners, Shampoo bottles and caps
Don’t – Dry Cleaning Bags, Packing Materials, Vinyl, Plastic Grocery Bags, Cups, Trays, Toys, Furniture, Tableware, Fixtures, Hazardous Materials containers, i.e., motor oil, pesticides, solvents

Fridays are Bulk Pick-Up Days
If you have large items to be disposed of, please call the Superintendent, and he will instruct you where to leave them. Items such as Christmas trees can be left at your section’s garbage collection point.

Electronic Waste Disposal – Televisions, Computers, Radios, Printers, Toasters, Coffee Makers, Telephones, etc. cannot be thrown in the dumpsters. These items must be brought to the DPW Yard at 100 Sprain Road in Ardsley, from 7 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. If you have a large item that you are unable to dispose of, call the Superintendent at (914) 723-1919 and he will arrange for its disposal. 

Appliances – Special arrangements must be made in advance when disposing of large appliances. Call the Superintendent to have this scheduled.

Remember: Acceptable, per above, Containers (glass, metal, and plastics) can be mixed in your recycling bin. Also, if you would be so kind, please use clear, plastic outdoor-size trash bags; this will ensure that the recyclables are sorted properly and maximize our efforts to do it for the earth.

We cannot possibly cover every conceivable item in this brief memo, but as the “Captain” would say – you get the idea.

Now for the big news you’ve all be waiting for – Recycling Goes 21st Century!

Yes, you read that correctly – In 2015, recycling nationwide has gone beyond paper, glass, metal, and plastic; it is now textile!

Textile recycling is steadily growing in Apartment complexes, Retail outlets, Community centers, Housing authorities, School systems, and other locations. Over the years, our disposable society has tossed into the garbage gently used clothing; clothing that can be used again by folks that want to save precious natural resources, reduce pollution, minimize carbon emissions, and go easy on landfills.

As a result, Country Club Ridge is pleased to partner with USAgain (pronounced use again), a leader in the textile recycling industry since 1999. USAgain is a for-profit company that recycles and reuses clothing, shoes, and other textiles.

CCR will benefit from this arrangement three ways – we will be Eco-friendly; make recycling textiles easy for our residents by not having them “schlep” clothing outside the complex; receive quarterly revenue from our partner based on the poundage we donate: a win-win-win situation for all of us. 

As a result of our eagerness to roll out this new addition to CCR’s already successful Recycling efforts, we prematurely asked USAgain to place a Clothing Bin at CCR outside the Main garage, next to the garbage containers. However, after careful consideration, your CCR Board of Directors has revised that decision to have carts with wheels inside, away from the view of residents and the general public.  

We have selected smaller containers that will comfortably fit inside a few strategically located Laundry Rooms in key spots around the complex. We will start with 4 spots (there are 13 laundry rooms in CCR) and evaluate the success of the program each quarter. If the program is successful after 2 quarters, and warrants the need for expansion, then we may add 2 more; repeating this 2 quarters later – only adding bins to laundry rooms if it’s warranted based on the success of the program.

Here are the Do’s and Dont’s of Textile Recycling:
Do: All clothing, shoes, blankets, bed sheets, towels, gloves, hats, scarves, etc.
Don’t: Non-textile, wet or oil-soaked textiles, rugs, carpets, pillows, mattresses, furniture, televisions, computers.

All of our residents can read more about Textile Recycling in the USAgain newspaper which discusses Our Changing Climate and is available in the CCR Maintenance office.

To quote one memorable trio – no, not the 3 Stooges – the 3 Musketeers: “All for one and one for all”. If we can remember these eloquent words while moving through life here at CCR, we’ll all be better for it.

See you on the Ridge Line – where Rockledge Rd. meets Hartsdale Ave – the place to be.