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Recycling Steel Still A Steal

Even if you don't live on Tin Pan Alley, you can still whistle a tune while sorting your tin cans down at the recycling center. You may think those tasty peaches come in cans made of tin but those lovely fruit slices are actually encased in steel. Steel cans are used to package everything from soup to nuts. Steel cans are also used for paints, shoe polish even oil filters. Because steel is able to be re-used over and over without losing its quality or strength it is one of the easiest materials to recycle. Recycling steel saves landfill space. It also helps to preserve other natural resources. 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved for every ton of steel that is recycled. Even if you don't stroll down the canned food aisle at the store, chances are, you arrived there in an automobile that contains at least 65% recycled steel. In fact, the typical appliance is made from 75% recycled steel, so the next time you steal away to the department store to gawk at the deluxe lawn mower or to marvel at the load capacity of the latest washing machine keep in mind that these fabulous items are made in part from other everyday products that we recycle. None of us are as powerful as a locomotive, and I don't know anyone who can leap over tall buildings in a single bound but, we can all be like the Man of Steel by fighting for "truth, justice and the recycled way!"

Statistical information provided by the Steel Recycling Institute

spot illustration © 2007 by Bob Staake - All Rights Reserved

article by PL

 

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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