Thanks for joining us and Marjorie Fox, chairperson of the Recycling Advisory Committee, to learn more about Summit's recycling and up-cycling projects. Summit saves over $700,000 annually by recycling through cutting down on trash collection. Here are some handy tips from our event:
1. Separate into 2 bins: paper/cardboard and plastic/metal/glass (if you must, use clear recycling bags - but bins are preferable and cut down on plastic bag use)
2. "If it rips, recycle it" junk mail, business envelops - yes, even if they have the clear plastic windows
3. Nothing soiled with food like napkins
4. Lids and caps can be recycled in your plastic/metal bin
5. Half gallon milk cartons can indeed be recycled, they go in paper bin and the cap goes in plastic bin.
The state goal is having 50% of the waste stream recycled - Summit is not there yet - let's work together to make it happen!
To give your unwanted items a second life - bring them to the Summit Free Market, 2017 fall dates are October 7 and 14. Check here for the latest.