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It's easy for Chatham businesses to recycle!

Much of the trash and waste that you currently take to the Transfer Station can actually be recycled at the same location! Chatham's Recycling Center is an area WITHIN the Transfer Station.

From corrugated cardboard to paper, magazines to newspapers, aluminum to plastic, we ask businesses do the right thing and recycle these items.

It's not only good for your community, it's good for your business!

Please click here for directions to Chatham's Recycling Center as well as hours, email contact and phone number

 


Easy Recycling for Businesses
 
Yes, for many of us, recycling takes more time than throwing everything into one container, but we also realize that - Recycling is the Right Thing To Do.  With concerns over the economy, recycling can help others save money by reusing unwanted material.  Furthermore, the Cape, as well as the rest of the world needs to improve ways of dealing with trash, if we want to live in a clean and naturally beautiful place.  We've heard all of the compelling reasons on why we should do it, but how do we make it work?  By sharing examples and working together as a business community, we can develop some innovative ways of recycling our trash.
 
Here are some basic steps that you can adopt to get started:
 
1)    Start simple.  Redeem cans & bottles, then consider recycling newspaper and other material.   If you can't return cans and bottles, there are places at the Chatham Transfer Station where you can leave your redeamable cans and bottles and others will benefit from the redemption fee. 
 
2)    Get to know your recycling center.  There are people there who work for you and with you to show you where to recycle different material.
 
3)    Explore this site for information on recycling or contact the Chatham Transfer Station (508-945-5156) with questions.  

4)    Consider recycling your office paper, cardboard material, and anything else your business uses in abundance.  There are specific places in the Transfer Station for all types of paper and cardboard. 
 
5)    Think about who would benefit from and want to use your excess material.  Post a comment on the blog on this site to see if anyone can use the material - or if you're looking for material to re-use.
 
6)    Get a volunteer or appoint someone on your staff to coordinate recycling.
 
7)    Take a fun approach to recycling by using cartoons, jokes and color to remind your staff and encourage recycling.

8)     As a service to the community, The Cape Cod Chronicle generously offers free classifieds if you are giving away items at no charge.  This is a great way to find a good home for items that you no longer need and think others can use - one more way to keep those items out of the dump!

  
Examples from a local business:
 
At Maps of Antiquity, the owners buy framing material packaged in cardboard and frequently receive shipments in boxes.  They recycle small and midsize cartons by donating them to another local antiques shop that uses them to ship their EBay sales items.  That antiques shop can use styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap. 
 
Framing maps results in tons of scrap mat board and foam core. The mat board is made of fabric and cannot be recycled at the transfer station.  The foam board is mainly styrofoam and also goes into the general trash building.  Large cardboard boxes are flattened and recycled at the transfer station.  Now, the maps shop has found alternatives to reusing their supplies:
 
    - The staff gives some of the matboard and foamcore to a local artist, who cuts the mat board to her size and uses it for small watercolors. She also ships her art using the foam board and triple ply cardboard.
    - Recently, the owners approached two local child care centers who can use scrap mat board for art projects.  No sharp edged pieces so children don't get cut.  The staff has also recently approached a local school to share other mat board and foam core in school art classes.    
    - Light plastic bags get reused to cover maps and framed pieces, and excess bags are taken to the Stop and Shop where it is collected in bins near the bottle redemption machines. 
    -The owners have not yet found a place to take the scrap glass and at this time pay to have it taken at the recycling center in the building material area.  
 
At Chatham Guestrooms, guests are encouraged to recycle by providing suggestions and extra waste baskets.  Newspapers and magazines are shared.  Most food (except meat, fish & dairy) is composted in our backyard.  Plastic bottles and cans are removed from the trash whenever possible.
 
Make recycling a priority and make it fun.  You will be helping to make our world an even better place.

--Danielle Jeanloz


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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!

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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