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Visitor's Guide To Recycling On Cape Cod (PDF)

IS RECYCLING REALLY WORTH IT OR JUST A BUNCH OF GARBAGE?

Well, let's put it this way. Recycling is only important if you care about little things like saving energy, saving money, saving natural resources, saving land space, creating new jobs, reducing air and water pollution and preserving habitat for wildlife.

Markets for recyclable items definitely fluctuate which means revenue can be way up, way down or even zero at times. But the results overall are:

  • It takes less energy to process recycled materials than to use virgin resources.
  • Recycling cuts down on the cost of waste disposal and of creating new landfills and incinerators.
  • Decomposing and incinerated waste (though somewhat filtered) releases noxious chemicals into the air and soil which eventually make their way to the water.
  • Recycling is a $236 billion industry directly and indirectly employing 1.1 million workers.
  • When fewer trees are cut down for virgin materials, or to make room for more landfills, animal habitat is preserved meaning less animal extinction.

“The recycling industry provides a source of raw material to other manufacturers that is environmentally friendly compared to virgin material,” says Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) “In doing so, the industry has become a leader in economic output, job creation, resource sustainability, energy savings and global trade.”

There are many more reasons why recycling is not a bunch of garbage, but this should get you started.

Speaking of getting started..........???


WAIT! DON'T TOSS THAT BANANA PEEL IN THE TRASH!

Recycle Kitchen Scraps

Kitchen Scraps Composting NOW at the
ChathamTransfer Station!

Reduce your trash and
help the environment more than ever
through an exciting new pilot project.

WHAT?
ALL vegetable and fruit scraps
egg shells * coffee grounds
NO meat products * NO bags please.

WHERE?
Recycling Area, Chatham Transfer Station

WHY?
Because it helps the environment by turning these
scraps into compost and it reduces our Town's
trash disposal costs.

-In cooperation with Watts Family Farms
(WattsFamilyFarms.com)

 

Learn about Composting and watch this Compost Workshop Video held Oct 12, 2012 in Chatham


WHAT ITEMS CAN CHATHAMITES RECYCLE?

With our comprehensive Recycling Center, it's easy for Chatham residents both young and old to recycle!

From glass bottles to aluminum cans, newspapers to magazines, find out what can be items can be recycled!
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-- Source: MA. Dept. of Env. Protection (2006)

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DID YOU KNOW? The Chatham Transfer Station has FREE COMPOST! BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bin, Box, Bucket, Buick) and take all you need!

Recycling Fact:

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How We're Doing
Chatham's Diversion (formerly Recycling) Rate:
2016 (at half-year) 39%
2015 32%
2014 29%
2013 30%
2012 37%
2011 42%
2010 29%
2009 20%

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ChathamRecycles.org is the official website for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Chatham, Massachusetts. Whether you are a business, a year-round resident or are simply visiting our community on Cape Cod, we ask that you do the right thing and start recycling today! The Recycling Center can be found at the Chatham Transfer Station at 97 Sam Ryder Road Chatham, MA 02633 508.945.5156 email. For a map and directions, please click here