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WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME BAD NEWS....

We're recycling paper, but holy paper cut, could we do better!

Last year Chatham recycled 699 tons of paper. This represents approximately $36,000 in savings. Great, right?

Not so fast.  Based on the state-wide MassRecyclesPaper and Cape-wide Cape Paper Campaigns' equation, the paper we DIDN'T recycle - that which remained in the waste stream - totaled a whopping 1,743 tons, requiring the Town to pay over $95,000 in disposal costs.

And this doesn't even begin to address the missed environmental opportunities - the number of trees and other natural resources we could have saved.

We can do so much better.

Massachusetts has set a goal to remove 1 million tons of paper from the trash.
Let's all step up and do our part in this worthy effort.

Let's each take a look at what we throw out. Most people's trash contains nearly 40% paper (bond paper, junk mail, pasta boxes, cereal boxes, magazines, newspaper, phone books, etc. Please go to www.massrecyclespaper.org/list-recycle.html for a complete recyclable paper list, and be sure to use the correct bins at the Chatham Transfer Station.)

Please recycle, reduce and reuse as much paper as you can - at home, at school and at work. We can do this!
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MORE NEWS YOU CAN USE:
Two Great Ideas!
Athletic Shoe Recycling: letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/program
Marine Shrink Wrap Recycling:
wastecap.org/wastecap/Programs/shrinkwrap/shrinkwrap.htm                                                     --------
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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