I am sure about one thing. Good weather makes people want to clean up around their houses, garages, cellars, and sheds, and then bring this stuff to the transfer station. We took in about 6 tons of demolition debris and about 14 tons of trash on Saturday. It’s hard to quantify the recycling tonnage, but that amount was also very substantial. For those of you who didn’t get your cleanup done, it sounds like good weather is going to continue.
When you are doing your cleaning, I’m sure you will encounter some things such as old gas, antifreeze, turpentine, solvents, pesticides, etc. We are not allowed to take these and some other products. People are still leaving these items around the station or throwing them into the trash, recycling, demolition, or metal containers. Please don’t leave those materials anywhere at the station. Leaving these creates serious problems for our station. We are working on a hazardous waste day when these things can be brought in to us. Thanks for your cooperation. Remember, we can take many paint products.
Once again, I hope all you recyclers know how much we all appreciate you. What you do has a positive effect on our environment and also saves local tax dollars. Let us hope that, as time goes on, everyone will decide to recycle. As we begin to look ahead to budgeting for our station, reducing trash is the best way to control our costs. More recycling, less trash. Have another great week in the beautiful state of Maine.