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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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Because Recycling Saves Money! Massachusetts throws away 1.5 million tons of paper every year. If we recycled HALF of this paper, we would save nearly $52 million in disposal costs!

Because Recycling Means Jobs! 19,000 people are employed at 1,400 recycling businesses and organizations in Massachusetts. These businesses have an annual payroll of $557 million and produce $3.5 billion in sales receipts.

Because Recycling Reduces Greenhouse Gases! Recycling helps Massachusetts residents reduce the equivalent of 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. That's like taking 1.6 million passenger cars off the road for a year.

Because Recycling Conserves Energy! Recycling in Massachusetts saves over 85 trillion BTUs of energy annually, enough to power 820,292 homes for one year.

Because Recycling Save Resources! Massachusetts recycled enough paper last year to prevent the cutting of nearly 17 million trees.

Because recycling conserves precious resources, supports local business, protects our fragile encironment and saves YOU money!

Because paper and cardboard are turned into cereal and cracker boxes, book covers and game boards at recycling paper mills in Fitchburg and Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Because glass bottles and jars are melted and used to make new containers at facilities such as St. Gobain Containers in Milford, Massachusetts.

Because plastic soda bottles become fiberfill for jackets and sleeping bags, or polar fleece made by Malden Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Because milk jugs, detergent bottles, and other #2 plastics become landscaping timbers and whiskey barrel planters made by Smartware Products in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Because Massachusetts currently has seven processing facilities that sort and bale 500,000 tons of recyclables annually. After processing, your recycables become part of the recycling marketplace.

-- Source: MassDEP

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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