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Recycling Made Easy

I enjoy recycling and recycle everything that I can. To keep the items we use in the house separated from the trash, I have a container just for recycling. Each day, I empty it into the large container outside which has a lid secured with a bungee cord. When we take the trash to the convenient site, we empty the recycling into the commingled recycling container.

According to a lady from the recycling company, that spoke at one of our meetings, you don't have to wash every container such as peanut butter and jelly containers. Just scrape out as much as you can. Even aerosol containers are recyclable if they are empty.

At the convenient site, there are separate containers for textiles such as clothing and rags, cooking oil, motor oil, oil filters, batteries and electronics. In addition to this, at the transfer station, you can recycle appliances, tires, light bulbs, concrete, and yard waste.

Recycling not only saves landfill space, it has created jobs and saved energy for making other products. Recycling is easy, once you get use to it, and you will find that you no longer want to put these items in the trash.

If you don't know what you can recycle in your area, contact your county's Solid Waste Department.


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March 27, 20172 found this helpful

I'm sure your words are inspiring others to get involved. Well done!

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April 13, 20171 found this helpful

This article was in the Raleigh News and Observer. Something to really think about.


The Carolinas plastics recycling industry is growing, about 1,700 people are directly employed in this industry which is great news for the economy. Over 70% of all plastic bottles are thrown away and it is vital that more plastic bottles begin being recycled. Companies right here in the Carolinas who make new products from plastic bottles CANT find enough recycled plastic to run their plants efficiently.


Thats why we are asking everyone to recycle more plastic bottles.

What can you do? Take the empty water or soda bottles that you have in your car, house, work or on-the-go and put those bottles in the recycling bin. Put your shampoo and laundry detergent bottles in the recycling bin rather than in the trash can.

The simple act of recycling plastic bottles creates well-paying jobs, and companies that have a good supply of recycled bottles will continue to invest and expand their businesses in North and South Carolina.

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April 13, 20171 found this helpful

I was watching a show the other night that was talking about the massive collection of plastic in the Pacific Ocean and how a young man is tackling the problem. They talked about how truly valuable recycled plastic is for all sorts of industries. One woman said that the landfills of today will be looked at as "goldmines" of valuable material to reuse.

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April 13, 20171 found this helpful

Plastic in the ocean has become a real problem. There are a lot of plastic bottles on the roadsides that get blown and washed into the ditches, then washed into the water streams which eventually lead to the ocean. If we could keep the roadsides litter free, there would be fewer plastic bags and bottles in the oceans.

It would be wonderful to see more people take interest in the environment.

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April 13, 20170 found this helpful

I hope you can watch the 2 minute video in this article. It shows what happens to commingled recycling when it gets to Senoco Recycling in Raleigh, NC. Very interesting and educational video.

http://www.news … le143301594.html

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