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Recycling and Composting Advice

Recycling and Composting Advice

CET provides homeowners with recycling and composting advice Whether you are just starting to recycle or compost or want to improve or expand your efforts, we can help you. Recycling along with reducing and reusing materials saves energy, money and reduces the use of precious natural resources. Remember, it’s not just about paper or plastic, and different communities have different rules about what materials can be recycled. Western Massachusetts towns have individual rules, some use single or dual stream systems, so ask your hauler, transfer station attendant or town clerk to make certain what is collected for recycling to maximize your efforts. Composting (reusing your left over food scraps and yard waste to produce fertilizer) is a great way to improve the health of your backyard and reduce the amount of organic waste going to the landfill or waste-to-energy facility. Follow the guidelines below to learn how to compost at home and turn that waste into “black gold.” For more information about composting at home, check out this post on our Go Green blog! Remember to recycle your household hazardous waste and electronics at community collection events. This action helps keep numerous unsafe toxins out of our landfills and our environment. Check our Events calendar to find when there is a collection day in your area. Reduce your waste today by taking small actions like taking reusable cloth or canvass bags on all of your shopping trips and purchasing

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