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The Pembroke Recycling Committee wants to share important, simple and sourced material with all Pembroke residents and neighbors - every one of us can make a difference! Please share any or all of these ideas, and #nothrowthursdays !

March 24, 2022 - Did you know that many of the textiles that end up in the trash can be recycled instead? Check out this video from our friends at the South Shore Recycling Cooperative to learn more! https://youtu.be/UFYdyQtq9Gw 

March 31, 2022 - Mattress disposal negatively impacts the town’s budget and the environment. Recycling is almost always an option. Learn more about mattress recycling in Massachusetts! https://www.mass.gov/service-details/mattress-recycling

April 7, 2022 - Mark your calendars for the Town of Pembroke’s Community Cleanup Day! https://www.facebook.com/events/297803879112164?ref=newsfeed

April 14, 2022 - Here are some ideas for a Zero Waste Easter holiday https://zerowastenerd.com/zero-waste-easter-basket-ideas and for keeping your Passover Seder eco-friendly https://www.greenmatters.com/p/passover-seder-zero-waste-eco-friendly

April 21 - Happy Earth Day tomorrow, Pembroke! We hope to see you this Saturday at the Town of Pembroke’s Community Cleanup Day! https://www.facebook.com/events/297803879112164?ref=newsfeed

April 28 - Ever wondered about whether your child’s treasured artwork can be recycled after it’s been admired? Here’s some useful information on what can and shouldn’t be recycled: https://coloringmasterpiece.com/can-colored-paper-be-recycled/

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Did you know the Town of Pembroke spends thousands of dollars a year on items that shouldn’t go in the recycling. Watch this short video about things that should and shouldn’t go in the recycling toter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiVfCG_j7E&feature=youtu.be #reduce #reuse #recycle #nothrowthursdays

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Did you know #plasticbags are the number one reason why recycling is ruined? They can clog machines, jam equipment, and cause potential injury to workers. Watch this short video here: https://vimeo.com/290345600 #nothrowthursdays #recycle

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Recycling is great, right? It helps the environment, keeps things out of the trash, and creates a more sustainable system. But it can also be confusing about what can and can’t be recycled. Learn how to #recycle smart in this short 4 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6ZtUyqC1o&feature=youtu.be #nothrowthursdays 

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Did you know that #recycling one ton of paper saves 15 trees? For more recycling facts, head over to: https://recyclesmartma.org/resources/#videos #nothrowthursdays

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Have you ever wondered what can and can’t go in your recycling toter? Use this simple recyclopedia to check. Type in any waste item and it will tell you how to recycle it: https://recyclesmartma.org/results-materials/ #nothrowthursdays #recycle

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Food waste can’t go in the recycling bin and can even contaminate the recyclables. Check out more information here on composting: http://www.compost-info-guide.com/beginner_guide.htm #nothrowthursdays

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Are you looking for more solutions to #recycle or #upcycle your waste? Check out teracycle. Free to join and gives you a solution for almost any item you want to dispose of: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/about-terracycle/recycle_your_waste #nothrowthursdays

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Household items like paint cans, hoses, cooking pans, etc. should NOT go in the recycling toter. Check out the recycling center for the list of acceptable items and fees (If applicable): https://www.pembroke-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3666/f/uploads/pembroke_recycling_center_fees_03_2019_0.pdf #recycle #nothrowthursdays

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You might think that items like wire hangers and umbrellas are recyclable, but they are not! If in good, reusable condition, think about donating it or bringing it to the ‘take it or leave it shop’ at the recycling center. https://www.pembroke-ma.gov/trash-recycling/pages/wilson-e-whittaker-recycling-center #reuse #recycle #nothrowthursdays