Recycling can be a very simple way to do something positive everyday. If you’re home and have a curbside program, it’s far easier than if you need to drive items to a drop-off. Some people recycle more at home than at the office. The ideal program in either place includes a garbage can next to the recycling bin to make the choice as time consuming as a twist of the wrist.
Everyday people visit willcountygreen.com or call the County offices with questions about recycling. There are statistics that show 80% of people recycle some things. Aluminum cans top the list. Their financial value and recycling longevity seem to play a role in this activity. Over 50% of every aluminum can is recovered aluminum, a testimony to the amount we all recycle.
But, why do you, personally recycle? What makes you carry an extra bin to the curb or seek the collection dumpster at the local church or school for that paper? Whatever your reason, you are making a difference.
This week, Will County is collecting all types of textiles from shirts, shoes and pants to drapes, dresses and gym shoes. Tablecloths, blankets, scarves, gloves and hats are also included. Even if the zipper is broken, the stains won’t come out or a button is missing, bring these items to the collection. Cotton and polyester are just as recyclable as aluminum and the ones in good condition can be reused, which is even better than recycling!
Info on the collection is at http://www.willcountygreen.com/assets/1/AssetManager/2012%20Textile-Shoe%20Event.pdf