Why Does it Cost Money to Recycle?

The question of why recycling doesn’t pay for itself is one we hear a lot. And, it’s understandable. We know that recycling bottles, cans, cardboard, and other materials ultimately results in those items getting back into the economy as valuable products—paper towels,...

Recycling Drop-Off Centers…in the Spotlight

The District provides four Recycling Drop-Off Centers within the county so that households without the option to subscribe to curbside recycling have a way to recycle. The Drop-Off Centers are located in Coatesville, Lizton, North Salem, and Stilesville and accept the...

Reread, Relisten, & Rewatch

Reread, Relisten, and Rewatch should be added to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle list.  The written or spoken word, music, and movies do not wear out and some get better with time.  Lucky for us there are people willing to share used media for others to enjoy. If you are...

Amy’s Zero Waste Quest: Farmers’ Markets

As part of my quest to zero waste I plan to make an effort to eat locally this year. If you are working on being a locavore, it helps to have a plan. Eating locally supports local agriculture, requires the use of less energy to transport food, fosters a sense of...

Focus on Food Waste

This particular topic, above all, is a personal heart mission. Approximately 1/3 of the food purchased in the US is wasted. At the same time, more than 41 million Americans face hunger, including nearly 13 million children, according to USDA. This is where the...