Clean community system receives new paint recycling machine
Clean Community System received our new Paint Recycling Machine in December 2015. When a paint can is inserted into the machine the paint is drained into a drum for proper disposal and the can is crushed and shot out the back for recycling.
Reduce & Recycle!
One way to reduce the potential problems associated with household hazardous waste is to use non-hazardous or less hazardous products. Individuals can do this by reducing the amount and/or toxicity of the products they choose. This includes learning about the toxicity of products and about appropriate alternatives to household items containing hazardous substances. If you use products with hazardous components, use only the amount needed. Leftover materials can be shared with neighbors or donated to a business, charity or government agency, or given to a household hazardous waste collection facility.
Recycling is an economical and environmentally sound way to handle some types of household hazardous waste, such as used automobile batteries and oil. Auto parts stores and service stations frequently accept used automobile batteries and 80% of these batteries are currently recycled. Many states are drafting legislation requiring used oil recycling. Many service stations in Grand Island have begun collecting used oil as a service to their customers and community.
In cooperation with the national Keep America Beautiful program, we at Clean Community System can provide educational programs for your school, business, or to other organizations wishing to learn more about using less toxic alternatives in our daily lives.