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Why Compost

The first full week in May is International Compost Awareness Week.  It is estimated that every year 125 to 160 billion pounds of food is wasted.  This equates to 238 pounds of food per person, per year.  Only 5% of food scraps make it to a compost pile, resulting in a lot of wasted valuable […]

Virtual Recycling Facility Tour

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it’s collected?  Join us on a virtual tour of our sorting facility! When the City’s Refuse Division picks up your recycling and trash, it gets taken to a Transfer Station, where waste is transferred from the trash or recycling truck into separate semi-trucks.  Then they haul […]

Be EverGREEN this Holiday Season!

How to be EverGREEN this Holiday Season! Follow these 7 tips for a more environmentally friendly holiday season! 1. Use LED Lights and Recycle Your Old Lights! LED lights use 80% less energy than incandescent holiday lights.  They’re also more durable and can last up to 10 times longer!  Recycle your old or broken holiday […]