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Greenburgh Recycling Makes it a Green 'Burb

As part of a county-wide initiative to protect the environment and save money, new recycling laws went into effect this month allowing more plastic containers to be recycled in Greenburgh and throughout Westchester.

The new legislation mandates that residents recycle all plastics marked “#1” through “#7.” The previous law, established in 1992, instructed that only “#1” and “#2” be separated.

Two weeks into the new recycling process, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said the new recycling laws will benefit the community though it may take a while to see the results.

Last year, Elmsford recycled 56 percent of its waste. That same year, Westchester County recycled 50 percent, while the national average was 35 percent.

Residents should look for the number codes on the bottom of plastic containers, located within the triangle recycling symbol. When plastics are separated correctly Greenburgh saves money by not having to separate recyclables.

For questions contact Elmsford Highway/Sanitation Foreman, Dennis Percopo, at 914-592-5093.

Do you recycle? What steps do you take to protect the environment?

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