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According to the EPA, the average America generates 4.4 pounds of waste every day. Approximately 75 percent of that waste is recyclable through either traditional or specialty recyclers. Navigate the pages below to find more information about the best and most sustainable ways to recycle your materials.

Stop Junk Mail

What’s the deal with all of this junk mail? So, why would we want to stop unsolicited mail, also known as Direct Mail Advertising (DMA), in its tracks? According to the Product Stewardship Institute, “Over 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States every year. Each year, junk mail uses an […]

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Multi-Family Recycling Guide

Since the enactment of Pennsylvania Act 101 in 1988 by Governor Bob Casey, access to traditional recycling service is mandatory for the vast majority of Pennsylvanians, including multi-family residents. Multi-family residences are buildings that house multiple family units and can range from houses retrofitted into multiple separate living units to large condominium complexes. In Pittsburgh […]

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Household Hazardous Waste – Safe & Healthy Living

Chemicals are an integral part of our lives. Most are found in products used for cleaning, automobile maintenance, home improvements, hobbies, personal care, lawn and garden care, and a variety of other tasks. However, many common chemical products in the home (basement, kitchen, garage, workshop, and garden shed) contain hazardous ingredients which need to be […]

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What can I recycle?

According to the EPA, Americans produce approximately 4.4 pounds of waste every day. 75 percent of this waste is recyclable, though typically only about 30 percent finds it’s way to the proper receptacle. Use the pages below to find the best ways to recycle the materials in your home!

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Recycling Resources By County

Are you wonder where, what, and how to recycle? Well, it depends on the area you reside in, because recycling infrastructure varies by county. Therefore, it’s important to learn about the specific recycling guidelines pertinent to where you live. Recycling Resources by Pennsylvania County Adams Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Bedford Berks Blair Bradford Bucks Butler Cambria […]

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Composting

Connecting with nature in the garden is nurturing, therapeutic, and fun! From preparing our garden beds on the first day that the soil can be worked to garden cleanup in the fall, we look to one of the gardeners’ best friends – COMPOST! We now know that a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, […]

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Watersheds, Rain Barrels, and Rain Gardens

The water you drink today could be the same water (or water molecules) that a dinosaur bathed in millions of years ago? Planet Earth will never create new water. (A compelling reason to protect and conserve this precious resource!) The way that we live on the land has a direct impact on the quality of […]

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Fighting Litter

Litter is a huge problem for Pennsylvania, as it negatively impacts the environment, public safety, and our economy. Put simply, litter is trash that is in the wrong place – our neighborhoods, cities, public land, waterways, and roadways, instead of trash cans and recycling bins. The major contributing factors to litter is – litter. People are […]

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