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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Celebrate Earth Day!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Celebrate Earth Day!

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 22, 2021) – Washington County Department of Solid Waste joins the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and others in celebrating the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore the Earth™.
 
We can all do our part to protect the Earth by recycling more and recycling right. SWANA estimates that the United States spends about $200 million each year to process recycling that ends up in a landfill or other disposal facility. Over the next five years, the United States could waste an estimated $1 billion to process recycling that is really garbage.
 
 
Materials that are discarded should be disposed of properly. Washington County and SWANA encourage the public to follow all guidelines provided by their local curbside recycling programs. Municipalities should work to communicate effectively to their customers on how to recycle right. Plastic bags, clothes, and batteries do not belong in curbside recycling bins. All recyclables should be empty, clean, and dry before putting them in your bin.
 
Join Washington County in celebrating Earth Day by making these easy changes to your daily routine with the hope of leaving the earth a better place!
For more information, visit Washington County Solid Waste Department.
 
For additional information, please contact Washington County Public Relations and Marketing at 240-313-2380 or [email protected].
 
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