WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME NOT SO GOOD NEWS -- LET'S TALK PLASTICS
Plastics #3 through #7, that is.
As you probably know by now, the Chatham Transfer Station is once again accepting plastic containers #3 through #7 for recycling (marked inside the universal triangle recycling logo).
Hooray! This is wonderful news for all of us, since many items - yogurt, cream cheese, takeout food, prescriptions, just to name a few - come in this type of plastic container.
And of course, plastics #1 and #2 continue to be accepted.
That's the good news.
And now for the less than wonderful news: While we are just as excited as you to again finally be able to send these items to be recycled, rather than into the trash, we're running
into a bit of a "contamination" problem. Simply put, this means that too many NON plastic #3-7 items are ending up in this collection.
Please remember to look for #3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 inside the universal triangle recycling logo somewhere on the container. And don't even bother looking on any styrofoam container.
Styrofoam is not allowed at all. Also not allowed: motor oil containers.
We're all very happy and grateful to the Transfer Station crew to be able to recycle our plastics #3 - 7 again. Let's be sure to do it right so we can have it available for a long time!
Thanks for you cooperation!
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