Why Recycle

There are many reasons why we recycle, incuding: 

  1. Recycling is an economical solid waste management option.
  2. It can reduce your waste stream at least 25%.
  3. It's cheaper than landfilling or incinerating your trash.
  4. It conserves natural resources by slowing down consumption of these resources.
  5. It preserves valuable materials for future generations.
    Using recyclables instead of virgin materials saves energy: Aluminum 95%, Steel 74%, Paper 64%.
  6. It creates jobs. Keeping U.S. manufacturing industries alive and competitive in the global economy. Go USA! 


Buy Recycled


It closes the loop! Thanks to all the recycling efforts, recycled materials are being made into all sorts of everyday products and packages that are available on the market right now.


Thanks to you, all sorts of everyday products are being made from materials you've recycled. But to keep recycling working and to help the environment, you need to buy those products.


Look for products made from recycled materials, and buy them.


Read more: Buy Recycled

Big Hearted Books

A Great Oppurtunity to Recycle:

Big Hearted Books        Books (Hard and Soft Cover)                                    No encyclopedias or textbooks





Look for the white metal container with the red heart at these locations:


Readsboro Transfer Station

Phelps Lane

Hrs: Tuesday & Friday 2 – 6, Saturday 9 – 2, Sunday 12 – 5


Vernon Town Garage

2585 Fort Bridgeman Road (Route 142)

Hrs: 24 hours

WSWMD Convenience Center

327 Old Ferry Rd, Brattleboro

Hrs: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -  3:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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