Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By Karen Fraizer


Did you know that when you throw away an aluminum can it will still be there 500 years from now?! And, did you know that there is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled? Or that when you throw out a glass bottle it will take 4000 years or more, to decompose?! And, that the energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours? With all the statistics available, you should be scared into recycling.

In Richland County alone, there are four places that you can take your recyclables for drop-off. If you don’t have the ability to do it yourself, there are curbside options as well. There is also a program in Richland County called S.C.R.A.P. trailers, these are moveable recycle trailers that are located at a school parking lot. The money from recycling then goes to the schools. There are so many options in our area for recycling that the question shouldn’t be “Should I recycle?”, it should be “which option best suits my needs?”

One of the most recognizable names in our area in the recycling business is Milliron Industries. They are a locally owned business who has set the bar for proper land management. They are located at 2384 Springmill Road, Mansfield Ohio. (419-747-6522). Call for current recycling information and pricing. Here are links to other local recycling/information centers.

Richland County Solid Waste Management

– The Best in Metals Recycling OmniSource –

Rumpke Recycling


While the idea of recycling is fresh in your mind, you might be interested in a workshop that is being offered at Kingwood Center Gardens on Saturday April 21st from 10-11:30am. Upcycle something old (for example: small tire, paint can, bucket, metal tub, watering can, funnel, small tool box) into a flower pot fill with early spring annuals. For information on this workshop call Kingwood Center or register now on our website.

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