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Composting 101

According to the US EPA, 27% of the waste sent to landfills is made up of organic material; lawn clippings, leaves and food waste. This material contributes to methane emissions as it decomposes.  For this reason, yard waste is prohibited from most landfills.  Food waste, however, is not. Organic materials can be composted and repurposed […]
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Why is recycling important?

Recycling as we know it today came about as a result of the environmental movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Since that time the national recycling rate has increased from 7.3% to over 30%.  Unfortunately, despite the ‘go green’ mantra of the 2000’s our national recycling rate has remained static at 33.8% over […]
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