Recycling may not be on your mind right now, but it's a great way to help save our bays. Here's a few tips to help you get started:
- Buy products made from renewable or recycled materials, such as recycled paper or motor oil. Every 115 pounds of recycled paper saves one tree.
- Purchase products that are recycled and products that can be recycled. Buy fewer products and purchase quality goods that will last longer.
- Avoid throwaway cups, plates, utensils, napkins, and dishcloths. Using 1,000 throwaway plastic teaspoons consumes over 10 times more energy and natural resources than making one stainless steel teaspoon and washing it 1,000 times.
- Donate unwanted items to charity and shop at antique, salvation army, or any store selling second-hand items. Don’t throw them out. In turn, purchase items at yard sales, antique, thrift and consignment stores, and pawn shops.
- Recycle paper, cardboard, aluminum and tin cans, glass and plastic to help preserve natural resources. Newspapers are recycled for insulation, folders, and more newspapers. Glass is recycled for new jars and bottles; aluminum for more aluminum. Plastics dumped in landfills take 200-400 years to decompose.
If you don't have curbside recycling in your town, here is a partial list of places to drop your recyclables:
- Whaleyville Park - Whaleyville Road & Shepards Crossing Road
- Bishopville Park -Route 367 and Bishopville Road
- Ocean Pines - Adjacent to South gate Fire House
- Wal-Mart - Ocean Gateway Berlin
- Public Landing - Route 365 and Public Landing Road
- Pocomoke City Transfer Station - Byrd Road
- Snow Hill Transfer Station - Holly Road
- Berlin Transfer Station - Flower Street