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.


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Event Recycling

Vermont is home to a variety of wonderful fairs, festivals and special community events. These events can range in size from small gatherings to multi-day events and can produce large amounts of waste. Recycling at events saves waste disposal costs, landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and saves natural resources. In addition, most people are accustomed to recycling at home and would like to be able to recycle at events they attend.

To assist event planners with recycling, the Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) lends event trash, recycling, and compost containers and signage for use at events (called Event Recycling Stations). The WSWMD has a total of 20 event recycling stations.  Each station consists of a trash, recycling and composting receptacle. There are two types of event recycling stations (the X3 and corrugated plastic fold down style).  See below photographs of each style. 

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