Tryon gets new shipment of curbside recycling bins

Published 5:17 pm Friday, April 30, 2010

The Town of Tryon provides weekly curbside recycling collections. Each residence and business served by the Town of Tryon sanitation department is entitled to have two of the bins with the Tryon Seal logo, free of charge, for the collection and pickup of recyclable materials, conveniently, at the curb every Wednesday.
The town has just received a new shipment of the bins, purchased with the assistance of a grant from the North Carolina Solid Waste Management Trust Fund that is administered by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
Bins will be distributed on a first come basis. Customers who do not yet have bins are urged to get a set now and participate in this important effort to protect our planets resources and environment for Tryons children and future generations.
Tryons curbside bins are distributed in sets of two, one green bin and one blue bin. Blue bins are for commingled bottles & cans: aluminum & steel cans; green, brown & clear glass bottles; #1 & #2 plastic bottles & jugs with a neck smaller than the body. Green bins are for mixed paper: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, copy paper, flattened cardboard, and chipboard-like cereal boxes.
Customers may pick up their curbside recycling bins and recycling information at Tryon Town Hall at 301 North Trade Street in Tryon during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or may arrange for bins to be delivered to their address during the next recycling run by telephoning 859-6654.
Recycling is a “win, win, win” solution to the issues of handling solid waste disposal. Recycling saves money. It slows the rate of fill at our local landfills, extending their useful life and decreasing the governments long-term landfill operating costs, which keeps the cost to the taxpayers and customers as low as possible.
Recycling saves natural resources, energy, and water and decreases harmful emissions of carbon dioxide and methane. This has the same effect as the elimination of the emissions of many passenger cars each year.
Recycling creates jobs. Many companies that process recycled materials for reuse in new products operate in North Carolina and some have relocated to former textile mills, providing new opportunities for displaced workers, jobs which are desperately needed. Buying products with recycled content also helps support these recycling-related industries and helps achieve the goal of environmental and resource protection.

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