Recycling...A Final Note
Westminster, MD, Monday, July 22, 2019 – Recycling is an important process in the Carroll County community. This is the last of five news releases intended to inform county citizens of several important aspects of recycling.
Waste is an environmental challenge and the state sets a mandated 35% goal for Carroll County (based on population). Carroll County currently has a 47.4% recycling rate including a 5% source reduction credit for the many waste diversion efforts done in the county. Although the county is exceeding the state goal, citizens can help by effectively recycling. Detailed information regarding Carroll County recycling programs may be found on the county website and a guide to Waste Management and Recycling is also available .
The most important thing to remember in the recycling program is quality. “When in Doubt, Throw it Out”! Anything in the bin that is not part of our program is considered contamination and jeopardizes the whole collection. Check our acceptable items list and know before you throw.
Some interesting factoids about recycling:
Recycle Across America lists the following “Top 7 Facts to Know”:
Remember….When in Doubt, Throw it Out!