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SAVE $3,000 A YEAR!

What family of four wouldn't want to save $3,000 a year by smart, eco-friendly shopping? Think in these terms: ten cents of every shopping dollar is used to pay for packaging; products that can be reused are cheaper in the long run; and goods that are designed to last a long time also cost less in the long run. Here are a few ways to save you - and the planet:

* Buy cereal and snacks in large boxes instead of individual serving sizes.

* If you must buy bottled water, buy a large plastic jug when possible, instead of small bottles. Reuse plastic water bottles (if they're clean, they're safe), and recycle what you can't reuse.

* Use rechargeable batteries in toys, flashlights, radios. You can save $200 a year in one cd player used two hours a day.

* Use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. You'll save $600 per child by using a laundry diaper service instead of disposable diapers.

* Use a real camera instead of disposable ones. If you take 24 pictures each month you will save $144 each year.

* Save $260 each year on paper towels and napkins. Switch to cloth napkins, cloth towels.

* Use washable plates, cups, and silverware for parties and picnics.

* Use a hand razor with replaceable blades instead of disposable razors.

* Buy high quality/long life tires. They cost less per mile traveled.

* Clean and service your appliances, computers, tools, and cars so that they will enjoy longer lives.

* Consider sharing equipment that is used infrequently such as hedge clippers, or chain saws.

Remember to look for products that are made from - or packaged in - recycled materials.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  It saves you - it saves the planet!

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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