Going green tips on Earth Day

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Recycling gets easier and easier, so we decided find out just how easy it really is to recycle.

Aluminum cans have always been easy and convenient to recycle, but there are so many other items that shouldn’t end up in the trash.  Sara Cullin of Rumpke Recycling suggests checking a list rather than a label.

“So instead of looking at the item to see if it can be recycled check the list provided by Rumpke or your recycling service provider they’ll always provide a list of items that are recyclable,” said Cullin.

For example, don’t worry about the number on the bottom of jars or bottles.  If your facility takes jugs or bottles, the number doesn’t matter.  Pizza boxes, minus the grease, are accepted along with junk mail, envelopes and magazines.

“Paper takes up more landfill space than anything else Americans throw away and that’s really a waste because we can recycle almost any kind of paper,” says Cullin.

Carl Shade stopped by the buy back center on this Earth Day to do his part to recycle.

“Just to keep the environment clean I try to recycle everything I can paper , plastic everything,” said Carl Shade, Rumpke Recycling.

Instead of taking the cash he received for his materials, Carl decided to donate it.  Rumpke has a long standing partnership with Dayton Children’s Hospital and offers customers the option of donating their cash.

The money you get from the buy back center isn’t necessarily a lot, but every little bit counts.  You’re definitely helping out Mother Earth on this Earth Day.

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