Friday, August 16, 2013

Zero trash goal - know your local recycling guidelines

Recycling reminders - knowing what can and can't go in the recycling bin
You might be surprised what can and can't go in the recycling bin. Learn your local do's and don't so you're recycling everything possible.
The curbside recycling discussion has been on the table for a few years now in Rothesay but only recently have discussions turned to the idea of a regional curbside recycling strategy.

As the Fundy Solid Waste Commission contemplates a $4-million investment to replace the roadside blue bins it makes sense to see where municipalities in the region stand on curbside recycling programs.

Being able to put recyclables to the curb every two weeks should improve recycling participation, which has leveled off over the past couple of years.

Aim for zero curbside trash and you'll get pretty close

Recycling can cut your household trash nearly in half and composting can knock off another 40%. Curbside recycling can do wonders for recycling participation.