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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 three 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, and North Salem and accept the following...

Burning Questions

This is a great time of the year to live in Indiana--autumn colors, cool breezes, football games, and family trips to the apple orchard! It’s also a perfect time to remind everyone of the open burning rules that protect the health and safety of our neighbors as well...

What Happens to the Stuff You Recycle?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the stuff you put in your recycling bin? And, who are the people that make their living converting your recycling into something of value? There are multiple recycling outlets within Hendricks County. The biggest players are WM...

Sharing is Caring (for each other and the Earth)

There are many, many things to share and ways to share them. Gather your friends and family and brainstorm your next sharing opportunities. Seed or Crop Swap – Gather seeds from last year’s crop and spread the love. The Avon Outdoor Learning Center gathers seeds every...

Time to Talk About Litter

Springtime is the right time to talk about litter. This is the best time to collect your friends and do a neighborhood clean-up before mowers break it up into tiny pieces and wind and water carry it into our waterways. But you can help by stopping litter before it...

A Better Way to Recycle

If you are reading this, chances are you are already convinced of the merits of recycling. More recycling means more space in the landfill, more resources that can live on in another product and less energy spent extracting raw materials from the earth to manufacture...

Amy’s Zero Waste Quest: Managing Waste While Moving

Zero waste moving (closer to Near-o waste) is top of mind for us at the District as we just moved our office from Brownsburg to Danville moving tons of “stuff” (educational manipulatives, displays, furniture, etc). Here are some tips we can share with those of you who...

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...

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The ReSource | January 25, 2023 - https://mailchi.mp/bc64912a5d1b/the-resource-january-9-20237324 Recycle Your Shoes! 👟 | Nine Dates to Know 📆 | Grant Money Available  💵Image attachment

Hey kids and kids at heart! Snowman building is a fun way to practice Reuse. Can you guess what items were reused to make this snowman? Your turn! Show us your creativity. ... See MoreSee Less

Hey kids and kids at heart!  Snowman building is a fun way to practice Reuse.  Can you guess what items were reused to make this snowman?  Your turn!  Show us your creativity.

If your weekend plans include cleaning out your closet, we would love to have your gently used shoes! We are once again partnering with Changing Footprints (changingfootprints.org) to keep shoes out of the landfill and get them on the feet of those who can use them. ... See MoreSee Less

If your weekend plans include cleaning out your closet, we would love to have your gently used shoes!  We are once again partnering with Changing Footprints (changingfootprints.org) to keep shoes out of the landfill and get them on the feet of those who can use them.
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