not only conserves natural resources and reduces the amount of waste
that must be burned or buries -- it also reduces pollution and the
demand for energy. The City School District of Albany participates in
three large-scale recycling efforts, two of which bring dollars back
into the district.
Office paper, newspaper,
magazines and non-corrugated cardboard are sold to a local recycling
center. Each building receives a check for the recycled items sold.
Discarded metal items are also sold to a local
recycling center. The district is paid by weight of the metal.
The district also contracts with
Waste Management to recycle corrugated cardboard, glass, metal and
plastic. These items are gathered in a single container for
"single-stream" recycling. Waste Management picks this container
separately from the trash and delivers it to recycle center
for separation and to be recycled. The district's goal is to maximize
single-stream recycling through training and awareness.
Waste Management also offers
classroom education programs. Click the highlighted text for more
information, or contact Anthony Reinl at Waste Management at 533-3326.
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