This new column may
be about recycling, but we promise the news, information and
tips will always be fresh! We're here to encourage residents
and visitors to help increase recycling wherever possible throughout
In fact, we're
so dedicated to making Chatham the most recycling-friendly town
on Cape Cod that we've created a great new web site ChathamRecycles.org!
Read this article, then check out the site!
in Chatham Recycling news:
You've heard about the major fire at the SEMASS Resource Recovery
Facility, but do you know how it has dramatically changed the
nature of Chatham's (and the Cape's) waste disposal -- both today
and into the foreseeable future? Trash typically hauled to SEMASS
for incineration and energy conversion now goes to the Bourne
landfill. This is a huge wake-up call for all of us to take a
good, hard look at what we throw out. When you recycle, you reduce
what goes into landfills, or into incinerators, which although
filtered do emit some air pollution. Please recycle!
Started in 1970 and now observed by over 500 million people in
175 countries, April 22, is a world-wide "Environmental
Teach-In" intended to educate, inspire and stir positive
action. We hope you become inspired -- so YOU can start making
a positive contribution.
"PLASTICS" (#1 through #7, that is): Yogurt cups, takeout
food trays, plastic snack containers -- you use 'em, but you
can't recycle them, so they simply go in the trash, right? WRONG!
The Recycling Area at Chatham's Transfer Station (97 Sam Ryder
Road) has JUST started taking plastics #3 through #7! Find out
what else Chathamites can recycle by going to ChathamRecycles.org
-- and start recycling today!
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