Celebrate Earth Day in Bay by recycling, reusing

Bay Village is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, at the Bay Village Police Department. Between 9 a.m. and noon, you will be able to drop off your sensitive documents for shredding, bulk cardboard, and any usable building materials and supplies you may have. There is no limit to the amount of paper you can bring to shred, so please bring it all!

Additionally, Habitat for Humanity will be on location that morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect items in good usable condition such as: building supplies, trash containers, furniture, windows, doors, cabinets, light fixtures, sinks, tubs, showers, plumbing/electric/HVAC, lumber, and full rolls of wallpaper. Please do not bring mattresses, paint or clothing. For a full list of what is accepted, please check clevelandhabitat.org/restore/donations.

Why is participating in shredded and building supply donation important? Anytime we can divert items from going in the landfill, it is a win for the Earth. When you bring your sensitive documents for shredding, you can be sure it will be recycled. Shredded paper is not recyclable curbside. If you are not able to participate in the shred day, you are also able to put your shredded paper (inside of a paper bag) into the Paper Retriever bins located around town (such as the ones across the street from Huntington Beach).

Donating usable building supplies to Habitat ensures that they will be used/reused. By donating to Habitat, you are not only helping Habitat help people you are helping the Earth by diverting would-be waste from the landfill. In the United States, is estimated that 251 million tons of solid waste is generated yearly, with less than one-third of that being recycled or composted. Construction projects account for as much as 40 percent of this waste.

When cleaning out your garage this spring, please remember the 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink (rethink your future purchases).

Happy spring, everyone!

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 9:40 AM, 04.03.2018