Household Hazardous Waste

2020-09-01T20:58:30+00:00July 25th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

    What makes waste hazardous?  Not all hazardous waste is generated at an industrial plant.  In fact, many of us generate household hazardous waste on a regular basis.  According to the EPA "leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Products, such as paints, [...]

Raising Recycling Awareness

2020-09-01T20:58:30+00:00July 18th, 2013|Single-Stream Recycling|

"Imagine a water bottle that dreams of becoming a pair of jeans, a steel can that hopes to someday be transformed into a bicycle, or a plastic bottle that believes that, one day, it could become a park bench.  These are some of the many destinies that could be fulfilled if more Americans took the [...]

Why Isn’t All Plastic Recyclable?

2020-09-01T20:58:30+00:00July 11th, 2013|Trash Talk 101|

Recycling sure can be confusing.  Why is it that some plastics can go into your recycling bin but not others?  In order to fully answer this question we must first explain the recycling process. “As represented by the three arrows in the recycling symbol, recycling involves three elements: collection, manufacturing and reuse. The three elements [...]

Oyster Shell Recycling

2020-09-01T20:58:31+00:00July 5th, 2013|Unique Recycling Programs|

Did you know you can recycle oyster shells?  We all know that the health of the Chesapeake Bay has been suffering in recent decades and that includes its oyster population.  Here is a sobering fact: “The Chesapeake Bay has lost more than 99% of its native oyster population and each year continues to lose more [...]

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