Why Should You Get Rid of the Plastic Bag?

Because you asked us… Why Should You Lose That Plastic Bag? “The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year” (NRDC) Paper Bags: Tote Bags/Recyclable Bags:

Tires: Why recycling them is the best way to handle them

 You Asked: “What do I do with my old tires?” According to a Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology report, approximately 280+ million used tires are discarded each year. Only about 30 million of these tires are retreaded or reused, leaving the remaining 250 million scrap tires to be managed. Since 1996, Ohio law prohibits landfills in Ohio from accepting whole scrap tires for disposal. […]

How to Start Recycling at Home

Recycling bins

In 2018, the amount of MSW generated was 292.4 million tons. The amount of MSW recycled was 69.0 million tons and the amount composted was 24.9 million tons. About 17.7 million tons of food were managed by other methods. The amount of MSW combusted with energy recovery was 34.6 million tons, while the amount of […]

STW Recycling District 2019 Grant

Recycling bins in parking lot

Changes in Recycling Rules bring Changes in the District Over the last year or so, the recycling world has been adjusting to a shock wave sent to the markets by China’s “National Sword Policy.” This policy has directly affected the way we communicate how to recycle and what we recycle. The Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste Management […]

Contamination: What’s the big deal?

IT’S ALL IN YOUR BIN. “What is going on with recycling?” “Why can’t I put this plastic in your bin?” “I’ve always been putting these in the recycling!” “You don’t take mattresses? I’ve always left them there”? We have heard it all. We want to make recycling easier for you. Let’s give you a few […]