Recycling is defined as the act of removing from the overall waste stream those materials that can be reused in their original or reconstituted form. It is the process by which materials are collected and used as raw materials for new products. There are four steps in recycling: collecting the recyclable components of municipal solid waste, separating materials by type, processing them into reusable forms and purchasing and using the goods made with reprocessed materials. Recycling prevents potentially useful materials from being landfilled or combusted, thus preserving our capacity for disposal.
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Reduce: Make less garbage to start with by:
Reuse: Reuse things before recycling or putting them in the garbage. For example:
Source reduction, generally speaking, means reducing the amount of solid waste which enters the waste stream. It means that waste is prevented before it is created by using materials more efficiently, using reusable products and extending life of products. In other words, source reduction can be achieved by reducing the total volume of disposable packaging material generated for domestic, commercial, industrial and governmental use by:
Since 2000, grass clippings have been disposed with regular garbage. But why should you throw away free fertilizer? See the Grasscycling page.
See the Hazardous Materials portion of the site.
Leaves are banned from the landfill and must be recycled or delivered to our drop site. Watch the local newspaper for scheduled pick-up days in your area or click to see the Leaf Collection schedule.
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