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"One Word: 'Plastics'"

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 Chatham.

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!

This week in Chatham Recycling news:

GET FIRED UP!  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!

YAY! IT'S EARTH DAY!  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.

ONE WORD:  "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!

 

spot illustration © 2007 by Bob Staake - All Rights Reserved

article by PF

 

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Do Your Part - RECYCLE TODAY!.........................Do Your Part - RECYCLE TODAY!.........................Do Your Part - RECYCLE TODAY!.........................Do Your Part - RECYCLE TODAY!.........................Do Your Part - RECYCLE TODAY!.........................Do Your Part - RECYCLE TODAY!.........................

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