Throwing our Recycling Away with our Garbage?!
You take all that time to put recycling in the recycling bin and garbage in the garbage pail and then the garbage men throw it all it the same truck!
But wait. While it’s the same truck, there are 2 different sides of the truck. In fact, it’s called a Split Packer. The garbage goes in one side and the recycling on the other. Then the garbage is brought to an incinerator in Peekskill and the recycling is brought to Beacon where it’s filtered and sent out to make new products. Check out these cool videos here – show your kids!
Save Your Planet – You save tons of CO2 and even more hazardous materials from entering the atmosphere. As fellow air breathers, we thank you. If you’re a big-time recycler, congratulations! Our town saves hundreds of tons of CO2 each year – that’s like planting tens of thousands of trees!
Save Your Money – When you recycle, the town doesn’t pay the $63 per ton to incinerate garbage – in fact we pay nothing to recycle. So, as taxpayers we thank you for keeping our taxes down! The town has saved tens of thousands of dollars since adopting “co-mingled” recycling.
Keep on recycling – and don’t forget, no plastic bags in or around your recycling. They mess up the system, don’t get recycled, and end up costing us all in the long-run. For any questions, contact your Sustainability Advisory Board firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newcastlesab.org.