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Fairy Tales, Mysteries and Magazines: What to do with Books & Magazines Past Their Prime?

March 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Fairy Tales, Mysteries and Magazines: What to do with Books & Magazines Past Their Prime?

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” ― Author, John Green If you are a book lover, you may find it astounding that libraries throw away an average of 100 books a year.  Why is this?  Sometimes library […]

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Happy Birthday, President Washington! From National Garbage Man Day

February 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Happy Birthday, President Washington! From National Garbage Man Day

On Presidents’ Day we are not only honoring the presidents that have led our great country, but are celebrating the birthday of George Washington who founded our nation. Without him and his leadership, there would be no Presidents’ Day and no USA. Honoring Leadership and Service Just like Washington is honored on Presidents’ Day, we take […]

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Glass Half Full: How Recycling Glass is Good for the Environment | Recycling Item of the Month

October 10, 2016 / Comments Off on Glass Half Full: How Recycling Glass is Good for the Environment | Recycling Item of the Month

Benefits of Recycling Glass Glass is a resource that can be completely recycled with no loss in quality and purity.  It’s made from readily-available domestic materials, like sand, soda ash, limestone, and furnace-ready scrap glass called cullet. Recycled glass reduces emissions and consumption of raw materials, extends the life of plant equipment, such as furnaces, […]

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Recycling Computers and Electronics | Recycling Items of the Month

September 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Recycling Computers and Electronics | Recycling Items of the Month

Computers and electronic devices have been integral in providing services for communications all over the world.  Since technology evolves at a rapid pace, outdated electronic devices are making their way to the dump. Because of consumer demand for new products, landfills are constantly being filled with old electronics and is a prime opportunity for consumers […]

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Home Improvement Project? Recycle Your Construction Debris.

July 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Home Improvement Project? Recycle Your Construction Debris.

Whether you realize it or not, many items that may seem like waste at a remodeling or building site can actually be recycled!  This can include concrete, tile, wood or lumber, plastics, doors, windows, insulation or carpet.  This month, we’re focusing on best practices for recycling construction debris. When starting a new project, the best […]

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Recycling: What in the World are Commingled Items?

June 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Recycling: What in the World are Commingled Items?

What are Commingled Items?! When you place household items like glass, plastic, paper, etc., into a recycling bin for your neighborhood’s weekly pickup, you’re mixing together various different recyclables.  If you want to get technical, these products are called “commingled items.”  The recycling truck will take these items to a sorting station, where products undergo […]

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