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Recycling Workshop 7/17

Recycling and Reducing Waste in Rutherford Confused about what you can and can’t recycle? Worried about the impact of China’s decision to stop accepting American recyclables? Wondering what you can do to decrease your household waste?

Come to a free, one-hour Rutherford Green Team workshop on Reducing and Recycling, Tuesday, July 17 at 6:45 pm in Rutherford Public Library, 150 Park Avenue, Rutherford.

DPW Head Chris Seidler and Green Team members will explain the current crisis in recycling nationwide, which has been exacerbated by China’s “National Sword” policy, and how it impacts Rutherford residents.

Attendees will learn exactly what can and can’t be recycled in Rutherford, how to prepare waste for the recycling bin, and how to avoid having your recycling end up as trash. Photos and videos will be shown of what happens to Rutherford’s recycling. Information will be provided about recycling large and hazardous items and alternate ways of disposing of waste. There will also be discussion of various methods of waste reduction.