April 2024 collection dates will be April 13 and April 20 to accommodate the Tour of the Gila

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    • Building Materials
      What ideas do you have for incorporating recyclables (paper, plastic, glass, etc.) into building materials such as bricks, pavers, and cob? Please contribute ideas you’ve seen in practice or about which you’d like to learn more.
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    • Food Waste
      Food and food scraps are the largest category of material in our landfills and are consequently one of the largest contributors to methane, a potent greenhouse gas. How are you dealing with food and organic scraps in your household? Is it working well, or would you like to improve your method? Feel free to share innovations you have seen or are interested in.
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    • Plastic Recycling
      China's waste import ban, instated at the end of 2017, prevented foreign inflows of waste products. Starting in early 2018, the government of China, under Operation National Sword, banned the import of several types of waste, including plastics.
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    • Repurposing/Upcycling
      Plastic bags can be woven into “plarn” for weaving or flattened, stacked, and ironed into tarps. Chipped hard plastic can be combined with sand, heat, and pressure to create durable bricks and pavers. Pen caps from Sharpies can be reused to seal tubes of caulk. Share your innovations about repurposing items before they end up in the landfill or recycling plant.
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    • Waste Reduction
      Source Reduction and Reuse: Source reduction, also known as waste prevention, means reducing waste at the source. It can take many different forms, including reusing or donating items, buying in bulk, reducing packaging, redesigning products, and reducing toxicity. Source reduction also is important in manufacturing. Lightweighting of packaging, reuse, and remanufacturing are all becoming more popular business trends. Purchasing products that incorporate these features supports source reduction.
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