County Offices Now Recycling 60 Percent Of Trash

From Potter County Today

recyclePotter County’s Building and Grounds Maintenance Department reports that more than 60 percent of the trash being generated in county offices is now being recycled. This is saving money – it costs the county much less to dispose of recyclables – and it’s an environmentally responsible habit. Employees use a “mixed recycling” bin to deposit paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, metal cans and more. The only items that are not recycled are food waste, plastic bags, window glass, light bulbs, foam packaging, tissues and aerosol cans.

Under a contract with Casella Waste Systems Inc., recyclables are trucked to Olean, N.Y., then transported to Geneva, N.Y., where Casella operates a massive separator that segregates the items for sale to various markets. Casella’s mixed recycling program is explained at this website (complete with a video):

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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