Spring e-waste drive May 7

Get ready: it’s our first big e-waste drive with Sam’s Club of the year.

It’s taking place Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sam’s Club in Jackson. And as a special extra, CP Federal Credit Union is offering a shredding truck to shred your personal and confidential documents.

Download our flyer for all the details!

How to opt out of the Yellow Pages

phone book picture

Your phone experience probably goes something like this: you come home to an orange plastic bag with a thick book inside, sitting on your doorstep. You bring in the bag, unwrap the book, and promptly recycle it.

The phone book isn’t anything you ask for – it just kind of appears.

The National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt-Out Site can put a stop to those automatic phone book deliveries. I type in my own ZIP code and found that I’m eligible for four phone books, which is four too many. By signing up with the Opt-Out Site, you can say “no thanks.”

The site’s how to recycle section is a little anemic. We would’ve liked to see more information on what type of paper phone books use, and which recycling bin makes the most sense. But the association released a sustainability report that outlines more of their environmental philosophy.

Post-holiday recycling

Get a nifty gadget under your Christmas tree?

It’s a good idea to recycle the old version. Recycling Jackson will be open on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll be taking the usual recyclable materials, as well as e-waste – which means you can recycle that old not-so-flatscreen TV. And now we’re offering lower prices on recycling.

Our site will be closed through February and will re-open the first Saturday in March.

Cruncy, and recyclable

Imagine that – Sun Chips now comes in compostable bags, says Waste Recycling News:

Snack foods maker SunChips is now packaging its multigrain chips in compostable bags, the company said.

The new bags are made from plant-based polylactic acid. The bags will fully compost in approximately 14 weeks when placed in a hot, active compost bin. The new compostable bags, one of the latest sustainability initiatives from PepsiCo┬┤s Frito-Lay division, will be at full distribution in North America by April 22.

The bags feel kinda funny, but hey – it’s a start!

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