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#BuckhannonRecycles campaign kicks off Thursday

BUCKHANNON — How do you recycle? Do you bring your bin to either the Crossroads Recycling Drop-Off or Mudlick Recycling Center Drop-Off Center? Do you take advantage of the City’s curbside collection every first and third Tuesday of the month? Does your business or school have recycling options for your convenience? We want to know so we can celebrate you and America Recycles Day on Nov. 15!

And, don’t worry: if you do not recycle yet, this is a great time to get started. The Upshur County Solid Waste Authority will soon have blue recycling bins available for pick-up so that you can get started. These bins may be used for curbside collection or to take your materials to one of our convenient drop-off centers. In lieu of a bin, you are welcome to use your own container(s).

However you recycle, be sure to snap a selfie while recycling between November 1 and 15, and share it with the hashtag #BuckhannonRecycles on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We’ll keep track of all the shares and you’ll be put in the running for prizes to be announced on America Recycles Day, November 15, at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting that evening.

If you are excited to get started, but need a little more information about how to recycle in Buckhannon and Upshur County, please visit our recycling webpage at http://buckhannonwv.org/residents/recycling/. You may also reach the Recycling Center at (304) 472-4443 or the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority at (304) 472-7916.

City of Buckhannon residents may recycle using curbside collection or the drop-off centers. All residents–city and county — may use the drop-off centers at CrossRoads Recycling and the Mudlick Recycling Center. They accept sorted 1 & 2 plastics and aluminum/steel at the curb. Plastics (1&2), metal cans, paper, magazines, and corrugated cardboard are accepted at the Crossroads Recycling Drop-Off. All of those materials, plus electronics and yard waste, are accepted at the Mudlick Recycling Center.

Besides the obvious benefits to the environment by reducing the need for raw materials and by using less space in landfills, recycling also benefits residents and the City by reducing our landfill fee. Instead of paying to get rid of the refuse, we collect a payment for the materials, which in turn goes back into our Waste Department and Recycling operations.

The community thrives through the efforts of volunteers, and the #BuckhannonRecycles campaign is another way residents and visitors can get involved to make Buckhannon a better place, by spreading awareness about recycling. Will you spend a few minutes of your time to share your recycling experience with #BuckhannonRecycles?

To learn more about recycling in Buckhannon, go to buckhannonwv.org/residents/recycling and to log volunteer hours for participating in this campaign, visit buckhannonwv.org/volunteer and click on the Social Media Volunteer – #BuckhannonRecycles opportunity.

To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit americarecyclesday.org.

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