Recycling in Bowling Green
Did you know...
Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable!
Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted.
Don't forget you can also recycle oil from your oil changes! Oil pollution is a problem and just 1 quart of oil can pollute up to 2,000,000 gallons of water. The water is our drinking water, bathing water, and wild life habitats.
You can reduce the pollution of water and cut down on the amount of oil that has to be imported to the U.S. as well cut prices of oil by recycling your oil. You can do this by taking it to a oil change service company that participates in the recycling of oil, or if you or peers change your oil then simply collect your oil in a bin or pan and drop it off at one of the participating oil recycling services such as your oil change service company.
Did you know...
Motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty. Oil can be recycled, re-refined and used again, reducing our reliance on imported oil.
Recycling outside of the home is easy also, most people who are on the go or at the office will throw their recyclable items away in a trash can.
If you are on the go and you are finished with your aluminum can, plastic bottle, or glass; instead of throwing it in the the most convenient trash you can ask your facility you may be at if they recycle, or hold on to it until you can find a bin.
If you are at the office, most facilities offer recycling bin(s) if not try to get your office to acquire one. A business can go through an unbelievable amount of paper, aluminum, glass, and plastics per day. You can also keep a personal bin in your work space and empty it in a bigger bin at home or a close facility if your office does not offer recycling.
Did you know..
If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are in the U.S.!!!
|Remember it is EASY..|