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Welcome To ChathamRecycles.org!..................Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!....................Buy Recycled....................Buy Minimal Packaging....................Recycling Creates Jobs....................Recycling Saves Money....................Recycling Saves Trees....................Recycling Saves Minerals....................Incineration And Landfills Cause Pollution....................Support Recycling Industries....................Buy Products Made From Recycled Materials...................Buy Recycled Paper....................Think Outside the Box...Recycle Your Cardboard....................
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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!

* Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour. Most of them are thrown away.
* Once an aluminum can is recycled, it can be part of a new can within six weeks.
* There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can can be recycled.
* If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year.
* The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail.
* Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less air pollution.
* About one-third of an average landfill is made up of packaging material.
* The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.
* On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.
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WELCOME!
We are pleased to welcome AmeriCorps member Dave Quinn, "Recycling Coordinator" now through June, 2008. Dave will be helping to boost Chatham's recycling efforts. We wish him all the best!

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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