Saturday, December 22, 2007

Recycling plastics in CT

This is a topic I am pretty frustrated about. Our town, and every town in CT, recycles #1 and #2 plastics. What about the rest? We have a pile of #3-7 plastics in our basement that we have been collecting (or not throwing in the garbage, I should say) for four years now. We used to put everything in the bin that goes out by the road on trash/recycling pick-up day until we found out from the regional manager of recycling in our area that he sorts through the materials collected, and #3-7 wind up in the landfill.

It's pathetic. We used to live in Boston, and in Boston (and as far as I know throughout Massachusetts), they recycle all plastics. My uncle lives in Mansfield and his town takes everything as well. We have made so many phone calls on this topic I can't even tell you how many people we have talked to about this issue. We tried to find places using a website called Earth911 but when we got to the place it said we could bring plastics to, it turned out to be a metal scrap yard. That was a waste of a drive to Rhode Island.

I'm, phishing here. If anyone that reads this knows any possible way to recycle these plastics in CT or surrounding states, please let me know. I have dropped off huge nags of them at my uncle's house, but I'd like to find a place I can regularly drop this stuff off and in the process get rid of the mountain of plastics in my basement.

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