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Recycling

America Recycles Day is November 15

November 15th is America Recycles Day – a national initiative to encourage recycling and local recycling events. County Waste & Recycling of Montgomery, New York supports recycling and encourages everyone to add one new recycling habit to their day.


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The Best Thing to do with Grass Clippings

Spring is right around the corner uprooting dreams of green lawns manicured to perfection. An immaculate yard is something many homeowners’ strive to achieve. Barriers such as the weather, water restrictions, pets, and even children manage to deteriorate well-thought out efforts.

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A CD and DVD Recycling Guide

Technology is always changing. What becomes the standard medium evolves into something completely different and typically requires a new set of hardware. From vinyl to cassettes, CDs to MP3s and now, streaming music services, we find ourselves upgrading to the latest, greatest technology. But, what happens to the old stuff? Because CDs and DVDs can’t be put in the single-stream recycling bin, let’s show you how to reduce your waste through CD recycling.

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Pill Bottles Are Recyclable

One prescription pill bottle not placed in the curbside recycling bin won’t make much of a difference but Americans fill about 4 billion prescriptions every year. Couple that with the millions of over the counter medications sold annually and the value of recycling pill bottles is clear.

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Cut Down Cardboard for Recycling

While most of the 30 million tons of cardboard comes from businesses, the rest comes from our homes but can easily recycled as part of County Waste and Recycling's curbside recycling program.

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Electronics Require Special Recycling

To better manage the disposal of electronic waste in the state of New York, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, it became illegal for consumers to dispose of certain types of electronic equipment in landfills, the trash, and waste-to-energy facilities.

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Aluminum Can Recycling

Aluminum cans make up a large percentage of the over 1.5 million tons of waste that the world accumulates each year. With the average American consuming approximately 380 cans of soda per year, more than 100 billion cans being consumed annually in the United States alone.  Sure, tossing your empty soda can into the trash after lunch may not seem like a big deal to some people, but last year this daily routine resulted in nearly 60 billion cans ending up in our nation’s landfills.


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