DID YOU KNOW?
∑ The average American throws away nearly four pounds of trash each day, an equivalent to his or her own weight each month.
∑ †Texans dump enough trash in landfills every two weeks to fill the Astrodome.
† American consumers and industry
throw away enough aluminum in a year to rebuild the entire
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?
∑ First, weíre making too much trash.† Second, we are disposing of things like glass, aluminum, and tin that can be processed and used again for other useful materials.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR TRASH?
Waste reproduction requires a little forethought because the aim is to bring home less material that will wind up as trash.
THE SOMERSET COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
recycling program in 1996 using the slogan Cash from Trash.† The center located at the
*Note: Please clean food debris from glass containers and remove lids and metal rings.
†WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MONEY GENERATED FROM THE PROBATION DEPARTMENTíS RECYCLING PROGRAM?
Mini-Grant program, was initiated by the Probation Department in 2000.† The money generated from recycling is given
back to the citizens of
year by calling the Probation Department
at 814-445-1600 or obtaining the application from the County web site at:† www.co.somerset.pa.us.† Since the programís inception, the County has granted approximately $12,000 for projects in nearly every community within Somerset County.
IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY TO HELP WITH THE RECYCLING EFFORT?
Recycling containers are available for festivals, fairs, sporting events, bingo, schools, churches or to any individual business or organization that would like to join in the recycling effort.† Containers will be delivered and then removed by the Community Service Program upon completion of the event.
For further information concerning any of the Probation Departmentís recycling programs please call: Sean Dolan at†††† 814-445-1688 or e-mail: email@example.com