Recycling

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Return these plastic films to stores near you to recycle with your plastic bags!

Did you know:

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  • The average person throws away 0.91 pounds of food waste a day.  
  • Food waste in landfills creates methane, a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. 
  • We partner with
    • A local composting facility to turn your food scraps into healthy soil. 
    • We are partnering with the OHSWA to broaden the impact of this energy-producing capacity in our community, while reducing unnecessary growth of local landfills.
      • The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA) has ways to capture methane, as featured in Google’s 2017 Environmental Report.*  
      • In 2019, the OHSWA will begin operation of a state-of-the-art system of capturing 100% of methane from food waste and using it to produce energy (Anaerobic Metabolizing).
  • When you use our services you make a direct impact on local environmental sustainability.
  • *http://www.ohswa.org/news/ohswa-featured-in/

“The image comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org), a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen local economies, and redirect waste into local recycling, composting, and reuse industries. It is reprinted here with permission.” 

 

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