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Recycling Metal Food Cans
August 23, 2018
Metal cans are an efficient and practical way to store food in your home and, as an added benefit, metal cans are 100 percent recyclable.
Last Modified: 08-23-2018-12:26:46
The Best Thing to do with Grass Clippings
May 9, 2018
Spring is right around the corner uprooting dreams of green lawns manicured to perfection. An immaculate yard is something many homeowners’ strive to achieve. Barriers such as the weather, water restrictions, pets, and even children manage to deteriorate well-thought out efforts. While some obstacles deter the accomplishment of having the best lawn in the neighborhood, there is one simple and green technique that is sure to bring life to your lawn.
Last Modified: 05-9-2018-13:13:02
A CD and DVD Recycling Guide
March 1, 2018
Technology is always changing. What becomes the standard medium evolves into something completely different and typically requires a new set of hardware. From vinyl to cassettes, CDs to MP3s and now, streaming music services, we find ourselves upgrading to the latest, greatest technology. But, what happens to the old stuff? Because CDs and DVDs can’t be put in the single-stream recycling bin, let’s show you how to reduce your waste through CD recycling.
Last Modified: 12-17-2018-08:14:49
Prescription Pill Bottles Are Recyclable
October 23, 2017
One prescription pill bottle not placed in the curbside recycling bin won’t make much of a difference but Americans fill about 4 billion prescriptions every year. Couple that with the millions of over the counter medications sold annually and the value of recycling pill bottles is clear.
Last Modified: 10-23-2017-09:07:23
Are Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls recyclable?
August 8, 2017Are Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls recyclable? Not in this market, so please place Styrofoam items in the trash cart.
Last Modified: 08-8-2017-08:54:39
Cardboard Recycling at County Waste and Recycling
January 30, 2017
Recycled cardboard becomes just about what you’d expect: more cardboard, paper products, newspapers and much, much more. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates there is about 30 million tons of corrugated cardboard generated each year.
Last Modified: 01-30-2017-10:56:32
Christmas Tree Collection Schedule
December 14, 2016
To learn if and when County Waste, Clifton Park collects natural Christmas Trees in your area, visit this link. Remember to remove the stand and all decorations.
Last Modified: 12-14-2016-15:31:31
Recycling Empty Aerosol Cans
November 29, 2016
Recycle aerosol cans? Yes. But do it rightAerosol cans are fairly simple – the can is made of steel or aluminum and contains a product – like hair spray, shaving cream, paint, or whipped cream - to be dispensed.
Last Modified: 11-30-2016-09:27:00
Cartons to be Recycled
October 25, 2016
One of the more common residential waste items placed in the trash rather than the recycling container is the carton. Juice cartons, soup cartons and many others often wind up in the landfill when they could be sent to a paper mill and recycled into new paper products.
Last Modified: 11-16-2016-21:05:23