Unfortunately, I must inform you that as of Tuesday, April 17, we are no longer accepting any #1 or #3-7 plastics. These plastics must now go in the trash. In order for the changes to have been successful, the plastics we sent had to be free of contamination by other plastics. This did not happen. From this point on, we will only be recycling rigid and #2 plastics. Thanks to all of you that tried to make the new process work.
On another recycling note, as you may know, we have a program called Paint Care that lets you bring many paint products for free. There is a sign on the door of our metal building that shows the products that are acceptable and not acceptable. We also have pamphlets that explain the Paint Care program. We are also receiving a substantial quantity of products like thinners, solvents, marine and auto paints, and more. These products are not acceptable to the program.
The obvious next question is, how you can get rid of the products we can’t take? We are working on a grant to help dispose of these products. We have submitted a preliminary request for that grant and are hoping for pre-approval in a few weeks. I am keeping my fingers crossed that, in the end, we will receive the grant and begin organizing the hazardous waste removal process. I’ll keep you informed.
Have a great week. See you at the station.