ARC Otsego Opens Otsego ReUse Center

ARC Otsego Opens

Otsego ReUse Center

Pat Knuth, Executive director of the Arc Otsego, Liz Shannon, Otsego County District 14 representative, Karen Sullivan, Otsego County, Bill Hardy, manager of Otsego ReUse Center, Ryan Eldred, assistant and Otsego ReUse Center, Barbara Ann Hegan, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Wolf, Otsego Chamber board member, and Darcy Dibble, CFO of the ARC, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their location on Duane Street in Oneonta this morning. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Pat Knuth examines a selection of door and dresser fixtures.

ONEONTA – ARC Otsego celebrated the grand opening of their Otsego ReUse Center on Duane Street this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of their location. Betty Li set up in the old Bresees’ warehouse, ReUse acts as a collection station for usable items that were destined for the landfill.

“Since our soft opening in November, we have already kept over fourteen tons of usable items out of our landfills.” remarked Pat Knuth, executive director of Arc Otsego.

“We have lots of people drop off great stuff!” said Bill Hardy, manager of the location. “Local contractors, Carpet Plus, Scholet furniture, Lowes, G&I Homes, SUNY Oneonta, they have all donated things here which we sell at a fraction of their original cost!”

The ARC plans to purchase the building from Mark Bresee in the fall and are currently looking for support to help with the purchase.The Otsego ReUse Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.

 

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One thought on “ARC Otsego Opens Otsego ReUse Center

  1. JD

    I would like to know why offers are not accepted at the reuse center.
    All the items are donated and should be affordable but the people running the place think it’s an antique shop, hardware store and furniture store all wrapped up into one space. When it first opened it was great and most of the staff were friendly, now they don’t even look at you when you say hi. If they think you have money and you ask for a price they throw a ridiculous # at you & if you say why so much they tell you to go to Home Depot, Lowes, etc.. It”s a shame that this place went down hill and is so unorganized. I’m sorry to say I will not be going back. I would rather donate my money to and organization that appreciates it.

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