Mid-July in Maine. It probably doesn’t get much better than this. Beaches, lakes, ponds, cookouts, seafood, and the list goes on. I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy some of these special activities of Maine.
At the station we are working hard to keeping a safe, clean, and efficient facility for you to drop off your trash, demo, metal, etc., and, of course, to do all your recycling. Please, when you think of coming to the transfer station, think of recycling first. This will reduce the amount of materials that goes into the compactors. Any quantity of materials recycled saves tax dollars.
As I have mentioned before, food scraps (organics) is the most untapped recyclable material we have left. Think of the figure: 30 percent. Yes, 30 percent of the trash we throw away is recyclable as organics. Get that amount out of the trash and our towns would easily save $30,000-$40,000. I know it may seem hard to believe, but this is really a conservative estimate. Think about it when you’re doing your recycling. Thanks again to all of you that do recycle.
A sheriff pulls up next to a guy unloading garbage into the ditch. The sheriff asks, “Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don’t you see that sign over your head?” “Yep,” replies the man. “That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ’cause it says ‘Fine for dumping garbage.’”