|GOING GREEN INITIATIVE
Did You Know?
Recycling a stack of newspaper 3 ½ feet tall saves one tree from being cut down.
Every Sunday it takes 75,000 trees just to print the New York Times newspaper.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your TV for three hours.
The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle could operate a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
EVERYDAY, the SWA gets 6 million pounds of garbage.
This is enough to cover an entire football field nine feet high.
Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every HOUR.
In every recycle room there are two recycle bins, one and one blue. In your yellow bin please place the following items:
ALL Cardboard Boxes
(includes beverage cartons, tissue boxes, dry food
boxes, corrugated cardboard. Boxes must be flattened
and cut to 3’ x 3’ maximum.)
Please place shredded paper in a brown paper bag, fold the top down to secure and place in your yellow bin.
No plastic bags please!
In your blue bin please place the following items:
Plastic Containers #1 - #7
Aluminum Foil and Pie Plates
Milk and Juice Cartons
Glass Bottles and Jars
In addition to what SWS picks up for recycling, we also have the resources to recycle the following items:
(paint is NOT allowed to be stored in your storage bin downstairs, per Fire Marshall)
These items can be brought to the front desk for us to Recycle!!!
In the Maintenance department we have a box to collect the following items for recycling: ink jet cartridges, laser toners, iPods/mp3
players, flat panel computer monitors,calculators, digital cameras, laptop computers and cell phones. Items too large for the box should
be placed as near to the box as possible with a note indicating it is to be recycled. Or simply call the front desk and have the items
picked up by one of our employees.
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County has an Electronic Recycling Program and residents are encouraged to bring all
electronics such as: computers, older, large CRT monitors, televisions, VCRs, stereos, printers, fax machines, etc. to any one of SWA's
transfer stations, or to SWA's main household hazardous waste facility, at no charge to residents of Palm Beach County.
For the nearest location and hours of operation, visit: www.swa.org or call 1.866.792.4636.
Rechargeable Batteries from computers, cameras, camcorders, cell phones, etc, will also be recycled.
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