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The Telegram
  • Solid Waste Authority offers event recycling containers

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  • The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority provides assistance by offering recycling containers for use at special community events.
    Two types of recycling containers are available — metal-framed containers and cardboard containers.
    Metal-framed containers are easy to transport and are clearly labeled with a plastic cover, according to a news release. When used with clear plastic bags, the recycling containers comply with requirements for proper collection of solid waste and recyclables at large gathering events, the release stated. The metal-framed containers are available for loan at no charge.
    Cardboard recycling containers are available for collection of bottles and cans. The cardboard containers are 18 inches by 18 inches by 36 inches. After an event, the containers should be recycled with other cardboard recyclables. The cardboard containers are available at no charge and do not need to be returned to the Authority.
    “In an effort to further the Authority’s mission to manage our region’s waste in the most environmentally and economically sound way, we are excited to make these containers available to the community,” said Authority Recycling Coordinator Jamie Tuttle in the release. “By having these containers available, it is our hope that more material will be recycled which not only saves individuals and organizations money, but also conserves raw materials, natural resources and space in our landfill.”
    Anyone interested in obtaining recycling containers for their community event are asked to visit the Authority’s website at www.ohswa.org and fill out an application, or call 733-1224.

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