The Waste Word Blog

  • November 10, 2020

    If you take a close look at the bottom of plastic containers, you will find the recycling symbol with a number printed inside. The recycling symbol and corresponding number is a tool to help identify the type of plastic the item is made of also known as its resin-identification code.

    While the recycling symbol does indicate an item can be recycled, it does not always mean that item is accepted in your local recycling program. It's important to check with your local program prior to recycling at home, work or at school.


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    October 16, 2020

    On October 21, we are taking a moment to reflect on one of, if not the most important, resources on our planet: water, in honor of Imagine a Day Without Water. Water is a basic human need to survive biologically, but it is also quite crucial to how we function as a society. This day is not only important to step back and appreciate water, but also to learn about some of the mechanisms by which we utilize it and how we can use it more efficiently.

    storm drain

    In our second blog in this series, we will be delving into what a watershed is and subsequently what a storm drain is, as well as how a storm drain differs from a sewage drain.

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    October 1, 2020

    Do you know where you water comes from? Who is responsible for maintaining it? Or how much it costs to use?

    While water is arguably the most essential and invaluable resource, its quality and availability are factors we too often take for granted. 

    hands faucet

    In anticipation for Imagine a Day Without Water, a holiday celebrated on October 21 that highlights water and the need for continued investment in it, we invite our community members to learn about water all month long. 

    The first blog on our series will highlight local water rates. 

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