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The County Waste News section is here to provide you with useful information about recycling and proper waste disposal. We will also keep you up-to-date on our community involvement.

The Best Thing to do with Grass Clippings

Spring is right around the corner uprooting dreams of green lawns manicured to perfection. An immaculate yard is something many homeowners’ strive to achieve. Barriers such as the weather, water restrictions, pets, and even children manage to deteriorate well-thought out efforts. While some obstacles deter the accomplishment of having the best lawn in the neighborhood, there is one simple and green technique that is sure to bring life to your lawn.

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A DVD and CD Recycling Guide

Technology is always changing. What becomes the standard medium evolves into something completely different and typically requires a new set of hardware. From vinyl to cassettes, CDs to MP3s and now, streaming music services, we find ourselves upgrading to the latest, greatest technology. But, what happens to the old stuff? Because CDs and DVDs can’t be put in the single-stream recycling bin, let’s show you how to reduce your waste through CD recycling.

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Prescription Pill Bottles Are Recyclable

One prescription pill bottle not placed in the curbside recycling bin won’t make much of a difference but Americans fill about 4 billion prescriptions every year. Couple that with the millions of over the counter medications sold annually and the value of recycling pill bottles is clear.

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Are Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls recyclable?


Are Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls recyclable? Not in this market, so please place Styrofoam items in the trash cart.

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Please Recycle Cardboard

While the lion’s share of the 30 million tons of cardboard comes from commercial establishments, the rest comes from our homes but can be easily recycled as part of County Waste and Recycling’s curbside recycling program.

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Recycle Christmas Lights at Stores

Do you have old Christmas Lights you want to recycle?  Drop them off at Lowe's or The Home Depot.

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America Recycles Day is November 15

Tuesday, November, 15 is America Recycles Day – a national initiative to encourage recycling and local recycling events. County Waste & Recycling of Cairo supports recycling and encourages everyone to add one new recycling habit to their day.

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Special Electronic Recycling Guidelines

Did you know that each year, consumers throw away 400 million units of electronic equipment potentially polluting the environment with toxins like lead, mercury and cadmium?

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Plan to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this Holiday Season

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to get distracted from our ordinary routines, especially with kids being home from school, entertaining family and friends, and holiday shopping. During this busy time of year there is one routine that is important to remember, holiday recycling.

Household waste increases nearly 25 percent from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day each year, but with a little extra effort we can all do our part to ensure an enjoyable and green holiday season. It is easy to overlook recycling during the holidays, but at County Waste we are here to help you with all of your holiday recycling needs.

At County Waste we understand the importance of recycling in today’s society. We encourage green options by offering Single Stream Recycling (SSR) which makes it easy to recycle.

Make your Thanksgiving a little bit greener. Here are a few tips to stay green this holiday:

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About County Waste and Recycling

The South Cairo, New York location of County Waste and Recycling service area covers the New York counties of Columbia, Greene, and Ulster.

From Cairo residential garbage and recycling services and Greene County commercial roll off service, to Ulster County industrial waste removal and construction and demolition waste collection services in Columbia County, whatever your waste removal needs, County Waste Cairo is here to help.


If you have questions regarding any of our waste and recycling services contact us online or call: (888) 549-2783

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