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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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Still Looking for Great New Year's Resolutions? Look No Further!

1) Look for recycling opportunities. Just finished drinking a bottle of water? Instead of throwing it in the trash, look for the nearest recycling bin or save it until you're able to get to the recycling center. Every container you recycle truly makes a difference.
 
2) Does it seem like there aren't enough recycling bins? You're right, and you can help change that. If your gas station or convenience store doesn't have a recycling bin, ask for one. If you ask for recycling opportunities, you'll get them (it's easier than you think). At the office? Start an office-wide recycling campaign, or put a bin next to your trash can for beverage containers and paper.

3) Remember the other important "R's" - Reduce and Reuse: Help to lessen the amount of waste by buying items that use little or no packaging, or "buy in bulk" which reduces unnecessary packaging. Also, find ways to use items over and over again, such as refilling a water bottle.

4) Buy Products Made From Recycled Materials: Resolve to "buy green" by purchasing at least one recycled-content product on a regular basis, such as paper towels or computer paper. Look for the recycling symbol (or "made from post-consumer material") on a wide range of products. There is a growing array of new products made from recycled beverage containers - everything  from backyard planter boxes to deck materials, from shoes to fleece clothing.....and the list keeps growing!

5) Reusable shopping bags! So easy and so sensible.

Happy 2008 and Happy Recycling!

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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