Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cape Cod Chronicle Column Trivia Question, Sept. 3, 2009

How much less energy is required to make aluminum cans from recycled cans than to make them from raw ore?
a) 25% b) 55% c) 95%

Answer: c) 95% !!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Well, Hello, Dolly -- and Thanks!

My friend Nancy Maglione, Finance Director for Amherst for 18 years, visited last week. I took her to "the dump" to show her what an outstanding facility Chatham has. She loved it -- the recycling and how accessible it is. It's all good! Chatham has a rocking landfill/transfer station. Your recycle facility is a model! Quite remarkable.

Dolly Jolly
Amherst, Ma.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cape Cod Chronicle Trivia Answer for August 6, 2009

Q: True or False...
Americans represent only 5% of the world population, yet we produce over 25% of the world’s trash.

A. False. We produce over 50% of the world's trash!

Friday, July 17, 2009

This Week's Cape Cod Chronicle Recycling Trivia Question

In 1865, who roamed the streets of New York collecting garbage?

A: 10,000 hogs

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chatham Parade July 4th

Dont miss the ChathamRecycles float in this years July4th Parade. We will be out collecting all the parade watchers recylcables and educating on the importance of recylcing.
So wave hello! or pass us your empty soda cans as we pass by!
Happy 4th!

Monday, May 18, 2009

RecycleFest 2009 a Hit!!!

The 2nd annual RecycleFest at the Chatham Transfer Station was a big success. In addition to all the regular items recycled that day, we collected:
375 towels and blankets for Brewster Animal Rescue League
18 bicycles for Bikes not Bombs
and 5.92 tons of e-waste!! (includes 55 TVs, 57 computers, 74 monitors)

We wish to thank the following for their generous support:

Chatham Natural Market
East Harwich Stop & Shop
Chatham PTO
Faith and Scott Rushnak
Chatham Candy Manor
Cape & Islands Shredding
Chatham Girl Scouts
Issues Around the World Club
AmeriCorps Cape Cod
Joey Mars
Cape Light Compact
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Catherine Moye and Chatham Elementary art students
Chatham Middle School Recycling Club
All our visitors

and the incredible Chatham Transfer Station crew!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Get Cash for Your Gadgets"- Great Site!

Leftover Electronics? Great New Site!
"The easiest, fastest way to sell or recycle your gadgets.
Check it out:

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Check Out Our New Blog!

Visit our newest blog, "TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT," an online swap shop where individuals and businesses discarding - or seeking - materials can list them for others to see.
It's easy, it's practical, it's recycling! So come take a look and "Take It Or Leave It!"

You can reach "Take It Or Leave It" via or via this link:

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year Recyclers!

Start out 2009 with a great new way to reduce resources. Try out the new ecofont that uses less ink! to help save on ink cartridges used and disposed of!

as you can see how the Ecofont is created by omitting parts of the letter. At the shown size, this obviously is not very nice, but at a regular font size it is actually very usable. Naturally, the results vary depending on your software and the quality of your screen. The Ecofonts works best for OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. Printing with a laser printer will give the best printing results.
The Ecofont is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
Download it today! and Reduce, Reuse, Recyle!