PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh students are seeking the community's help with the college's Million Can Redemption Plan.

The initiative calls for students to collect 1 million redeemable bottles and cans by month's end, with all proceeds benefiting the Plattsburgh Housing Authority's Ted K. Center for at-risk youth.


Each weekend in April, SUNY Plattsburgh volunteers will conduct sweeps of Plattsburgh neighborhoods, during which they will accept donations of redeemables from residents.

The first sweep will take place this Saturday and will encompass the Hospital District and Brookfield Manor from Boynton Avenue to Cornelia Street, as well as the West End from Cornelia to Rugar streets.

APRIL 11, 12

On Saturday, April 11, volunteers will sweep the New Base and South End.

The following day, they will hit up the Old Base, including Harbor View, Fort Scott Condos and the Downtown Historic District.

APRIL 18, 19

The city's Cumberland Avenue District, Edgewater, Seth Square, Set Point and Wildwood will be swept on Saturday, April 18, and volunteers will visit Woodcliff and Cliff Haven the next day.

APRIL 25, 26

On Saturday, April 25, donations will be collected in the Tom Miller Road area and Heritage Heights, and the sweeps will conclude that Sunday with collections in Cumberland Head.


People may also make contributions by bringing their redeemable bottles and cans to Northern Cakes, located at 1290 Military Turnpike.

More than 40 businesses and 60 college groups have pledged to donate their redeemables to the project.

For more information about the Million Can Redemption Plan, visit

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