Located in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.
First Selectman Robert A. Sirpenski would like to remind residents that they may, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station located at 514 Brown Rd in Voluntown, CT. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 7:00am-2:45pm. Reminder: May – September, Thursday hours change to 11:00am-6:45pm.
All electronic equipment is safely packaged by Take 2 and transported to their facility for responsible and secure recycling.
What is and isn’t accepted?
Accepted materials include, but are not limited to: computers, laptops, fax machines, monitors, TVs, cell phones, tablets, video games, game consoles, VCR/DVD machines, remotes, keyboards, computer mice, modems, small appliances, and stereo equipment.
Unaccepted materials include: smoke detectors, ballasts, propane tanks, pain, household hazardous waste, and appliances containing freon- air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers.
About Take 2 INC
Take 2 Inc is a Waterbury based electronics recycler. Take 2 is approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as a Covered Electronics Recycler in conjunction with the Connecticut’s Electronics Recycling Law, RCSA 22a-638-1.
Residents may also, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to Take 2’s facility located at 567 South Leonard Street, Building One, Waterbury, CT. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00am-3:30pm and Saturdays, from 8:00-noon. Additionally, residents may bring their electronics to any of Take 2 Inc’s electronics recycling events. For a listing of upcoming events go to: www.ewaste-recycle-ct.com. For your convenience at events and at Take 2’s facility, Take 2 employees will unload electronics from your vehicle for you.
For questions and more information
SBA 101 Workshop
Hosted by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is presenting a free SBA 101 workshop for existing and start-up businesses on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served.
This free workshop is open to the public and will give an overview of the capital, counseling and contracting programs and services available from the SBA and its resource partners to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business. Attendees of SBA 101 will learn more about:
- SBA loan programs
- CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program (CPTAP) – Government contracting
- Counseling and training services from SCORE.
- Lisa Powell, Small Business Association (SBA) Economic Development Specialist
- Walter Shephard of the Southeastern CT SCORE Chapter
- Lisa Wood of the CT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAP)
SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register by May 11.
To register or for more information, contact Lisa Powell at 860.240.4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The following roads will be closed at times during the first week of May, May 1st- May 6th, for paving:
Ten Rod Road
Super 5K Run/Walk/Stroller Race Fundraiser
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9am at the Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown. ChipTiming by Platt Systems
Please fill out the registration form (under forms) and return it to Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street, Voluntown, CT 06384. Registration fee is as follows:
Ages (0 – 18) $10 $15 w/shirt
Ages (19+) $25 $30 w/shirt
Please come join us for a fun-filled morning in the Pachaug State Forest!
A message from the Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department:
Volunteerism is on the fall. We are a town that was built on volunteerism! Our town residents can get involved. It is a commitment that is worthwhile in helping your fellow neighbors.
The Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department is made up of 40 members that are trained as either Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians or Fire Police. Our responsibilities range from controlling traffic during emergencies related to fire such as car fires and structure fires. We provide patient care for the sick, traumatic injuries, domestic violence, and falls. We conduct rescues in water, forest emergencies such as search and rescue, recreational vehicle accidents and hunting accidents. We also respond to hazmat emergencies.
We work in unison with advanced life support (Paramedics and LifeStar). We transport our patients to regional hospitals. Our department works closely with the Connecticut State Police (CSP), DEEP, and Eversource.
We provide all the training and gear necessary to provide volunteer support to our department!
If you are unable to commit to our department you can still volunteer to help at our fundraising events or support us by purchasing tickets to our fundraising dinners.
For more information, contact the Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department at 860-376-0475, or visit the firehouse Monday evenings 7-9.
Serving persons sixty years and older and their spouses, Meals-on-Wheels delivery is available on a referral basis by the Visiting Nurse, Social Worker, Doctor office, Hospital, municipal agent, family, friends, and clients themselves. Meals are delivered to Voluntown residents Monday through Thursday with frozen meals provided for weekends. Meals provided are nutritionally balanced and within the guidelines of a no-added-salt and no-added-sugar diet. More info in the link below or contact Voluntown elderly municipal agent, Beth Taylor, at Town Hall (860) 376-4089
The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is seeking volunteers to help recruit vendors and plan activities for the 2017 season of the Voluntown Farmers’ Market. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please send an email to EDC@voluntown.gov, with your contact information.