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Recycle and Compost

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Recycle and Compost

I thought I would try to reinforce the topic of recycling and composting your household trash. Last year the County requested that each household participate in a new green waste recycling system. Our County will no longer be able to take waste to our local landfill after December 2008, which means our residential waste will have to be transported to a facility further away, resulting in higher costs. So now, not only does it cost more in transportation, but increases the carbon footprint as well. The new recycling program that was implemented allows all households to recycle and compost. New rollout carts were provided, a black one for household garbage and a green one for compost. The County also supplied a small green covered pail for kitchen scraps that can be added regularly to the large green cart, as well as a large recycling bag for paper products.
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