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Recycling Starts at Home


Recycling starts at home!

Dr. R.E. Cycle reminds everyone that Recycling Starts at Home! Why Recycle?

  • Landfill space is saved.
  • It prevents pollution caused from mining and manufacturing.
  • Emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change are reduced.
  • It creates green jobs.
  • Valuable products with a secondary market value are created.

Setting up a home recycling center is easy:

1. Choose a place to store recyclables.
The kitchen offers great accessibility and convenience.
The garage is out of sight and provides easy transport to the car.
Consider a closet, pantry or patio.
If you live in an apartment, you can hang reusable cloth bags over handles and door knobs.
2. Choose containers to hold and transport recyclables.
Consider reusing items you already own such as cardboard boxes, laundry baskets and plastic tubs.
Some retailers offer stackable containers made just for recycling.
3. Establish a family routine.
Tell family members and guests about recycling procedures.
Make sorting and transporting recyclables part of daily and weekly chores.
Keep up to date with community recycling events.
4. Find a recycling drop-off site near you.
Recycling bins

How can you make a difference? Start a recycling center in your home today! Below are some instructions and tips on how to set up a recycling center in your home.


Recycling Operations