The Copper Country Recycling Initiative is supporting a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the US.
America Recycles Day takes place this Thursday and encourages people to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves, according to Project Wet (projectwet.org).
As group of local citizens working together to promote recycling in the Copper Country, CCRI urges residents of the Keweenaw to save natural resources and energy and to help extend the life of the landfill by integrating the three “R s” into their daily life: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling.
The Copper Country Recycling Initiative has worked to implement cardboard recycling at the County Transfer Station and Chassell and curbside recycling in Hancock and Houghton, as well as Electronic Waste collection, and, in the near future, there are plans for household hazardous waste and tire recycling.
Their brochure, available on their website, lists what is recyclable along with what to do with batteries, bedding, books, cellphones, clothing, construction material, Electronic waste, glasses, medication, motor oil, packing material, printer cartridges, and more. There is also a sign-up for their mailing list.