What can I do to help reduce the amount of plastic entering the compost facility?
Plastic in the compost facility is a concern because (1) it does not decompose and, even after going through the composting process, ends up in the landfill; (2) requires time to handle that could be spent on other tasks; and, (3) can damage the equipment. You can help to reduce plastic waste by: using reusable shopping bags; carrying water in reusable containers rather than plastic water bottles; using a water filter on your faucet rather than buying bottled water; putting your trash directly into your trash cans or dumpster, rather than into plastic bags; using reusable picnic and party/picnic plates, cups & flatware rather than Styrofoam; buying products made from recycled plastic or gently used products at thrift stores; urging manufacturers to reduce their use of plastic and Styrofoam packaging materials. Search “reduce plastic” on-line for many other ideas.

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1. Who do I call for garbage service?
2. What can I recycle and where?
3. Where can I bring my California Redemption Values (CRVs) containers?
4. Where can I recycle my used oil and oil filters?
5. What can I do with my # 3-7 plastics?
6. Why do I have to separate all of my recyclables?
7. How can I reduce my landfill fees?
8. Why do the number 3 through 7 plastic containers have to be clean, and why can’t I recycle all plastic with the numbers 3 through 7 on it?
9. Why are the recycling numbers printed so small on the plastic containers?
10. What can I do to help reduce the amount of plastic entering the compost facility?
11. Why do I have to pay to recycle items such as refrigerators and TVs 36 inches or larger on the diagonal?
12. Where can I recycle printer and copier cartridges?
13. Do you recycle junk cars?
14. Why do I have to take my trash to the Landfill instead of the Compost Facility at times?