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.
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.
County Waste & Recycling encourages area residents and businesses to donate useful items to the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Newburgh.
Starting May 1, 2016, County Waste & Recycling created a Referral Program to reward current customers for referring anyone (friend, family member or business) to become a County Waste customer.
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.