Did you know?......How many trees would be saved by recycling one ton of paper?Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution. How much plastic is recycled each year in the US? In 2009, 2.12 million tons of plastics (of all kinds) were recycled in the United States. However, that was only 7.1% of all plastics generated in 2009. In 2009, the plastic bottle recycling rate reached a record high of 2.5 billion pounds, or 28% of all plastic bottles consumed in the United States. Electronics Recycling…..Take your electronics to a recycling collection—DO NOT place in your recycling tote or at curbside. For a fee of $25, Best Buy will accept the following: Tube TVs smaller than 32”, Flat Panel TVs: LCD, Plasma, LED smaller than 50”, Portable TVsThere is a limit of two (2) TV’s per household per day. Tote Placement…..•In order for your carts to be safely picked up during the winter months, they should be placed flat and not on top of a snow bank. •Leave space around your totes and other objects to improve collection efficiency. Place your recycling and trash totes with the wheels toward your house. Please do not park in front of any totes. Additional Concerns…..•Any construction debris must be disposed of at a small cost based on tonnage and taken to 793 So. Ogden St.•Any carpets must be cut down to 4’ lengths, rolled and bound securely with rope or clear packaging tape.•Each parcel in the Village is allowed to put 2 large bulk items curbside per week. (ex: couch & recliner)•Upon the beginning of your Spring yard clean-up, you may place grass clippings, branches, or any other yard debris in large brown paper bags (available for purchase) outside of your trash totes if they do not fit inside of them.