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RecycE

October 2019

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Recycling INFO - Recycle Right!
HHW Event (Drugs) - Oct 26. FINAL REMINDER
Recycling Event - Nov 3. NOTICE
HHW Events - Nov 8, Dec 13. REMINDER
Recycling Event - Nov 16. FINAL REMINDER
Reuse Event - REPORT

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RECYCLING

INFO

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RecycleRightNC

Recycle Right:

The new campaign to

REDUCE CONTAMINATION

in our recycling

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What is "CONTAMINATION"?

It's:

* trash

* unaccepted items

Greatest contaminant is plastic bags & film.
A definite "NO-NO"!

(Food & grease is a contaminant, too.)

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So WHAT IS RECYCLABLE?

There ARE some changes.

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These items - commonly from grocery store products,
continue to be recyclable:

GLASS

Bottles & jars ONLY

METAL

ALL Cans (steel & aluminum)

PAPER

Paper, cartons & cardboard

[EXCEPT Shredded paper or small pieces]

PLASTICS

NOTE: Now taking ONLY the following types of containers:

Bottles, tubs, jugs & jars

(from food & drink, cleaners, and shampoo & personal care products, except small & travel sizes)

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What about the tops?

Screw CAPS ON ~~~ Toss LIDS OUT

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ACCEPTED RECYCLABLES

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Wondering yet about a particular item ?

"When in doubt, throw it out!"

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FINAL REMINDER

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Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, October 26

10am - 2pm

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Safely dispose of unused/expired medications

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NOTE: Beginning with this event,
vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted at all Drug Take-Back Events. However, devices containing lithium ion batteries will NOT be accepted.

"If batteries cannot be removed prior to drop-off ... consult with stores that recycle lithium ion batteries."

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LOCATIONS:

Asheville
* Walgreens - 1124 Patton Ave.
* Walgreens - 1835 Hendersonville Rd.
* Walgreens - 91 S. Tunnel Rd.
* Walgreens - 841 Merrimon Ave.
* SONA Pharmacy - 805 Fairview Rd.
* Asheville Mountain Pharmacy:- 1272 Tunnel Rd. Ste 20

Fletcher ... Ashv Airport - Public Safety Bldg

Black Mountain ... CVS - 425 W. State St

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INSTRUCTIONS (please follow carefully):

Remove identification from all medications
Separate by type – pill, liquid, inhaler
Use different disposable plastic/paper bag for each type

▪ Empty dry pill medicines into bag
▪ Leave liquid medications in original containers & place in a separate bag
Empty dry pill medicines into bag
Leave liquid medications in original containers & place in a separate bag

NO radioactive medications (such as cancer meds)
NO needles/sharps

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Sponsor:

Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County

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Can't make the event?

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*There are 5 Year-round Medication Drop-off Sites in Buncombe County*

Look for the labeled WHITE mailbox at these locations:
1. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, 339 New Leicester Hwy, in LOBBY
2. Buncombe County Courthouse, 60 Court Plaza, in LOBBY
3. Asheville Police Department, 100 Court Plaza, in LOBBY
4. Black Mountain Police Department, 106 Montreat Rd, in LOBBY
ALSO
5. PSA Pharmacy, 2294 US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, GREEN box inside, on right

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"According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.
The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet." Source: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

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Get Smart About Drugs

A DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) resource for parents, teachers and caregivers

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Also FYI: Vaping: What You Should Know

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Recycling Event

NOTICE

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Smash Don't Trash

Sunday, November 3

12 noon - 3pm

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New Belgium Brewing

21 Craven St., Asheville

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Pumpkin carved

Bring your pumpkins to this event to get them composted!

No need to trash them!

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(Details will be posted on Asheville GreenWorks website)

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Sponsors:
CompostNow, Asheville GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing

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REMINDER

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Last TV-Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Collections for 2019

Friday, November 8, 9am - 3pm

Friday, December 13, 9am - 3pm

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Held at:

Buncombe County Landfill
81 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701
828-250-5462

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For full information, find "TV & Paint Recycling" tab at top of webpage ... or scroll down:

Recycling at the Landfill

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FINAL REMINDER

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Last H2R of 2019!

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South Buncombe

Hard-2-Recycle Collection

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Saturday, November 16

10am - 2pm

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TC Roberson High School, Asheville

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PLEASE NOTE:

For those familiar with the school's location, use the

Long Shoals Rd entrance

For GPS users, enter:

"16 Miami Circle, Arden"

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Above directions will lead you to the site!

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Quick List of accepted items:
Books, cardboard, electronics (TV's & CRT monitors - $10 fee), computers, batteries, cartridges, metals, appliances, packing Styrofoam (NO peanuts), food service Styrofoam, select personal care & beauty containers, building supplies, furniture, sporting goods, animal sanctuary items including fencing materials, plastic totes, cleaning supplies.

Refer to FLYER below for FULL LIST WITH ALL DETAILS.

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Contact appropriate vendor if you have questions about any other items.

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Organized by Asheville GreenWorks, 254-1776

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REUSE EVENT

Report

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Black Mountain

Community Clothing Swap

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This fall's event, hosted on Sunday, October 13, clothed about 126 children, teens & adults.

We're proud and thankful for the volunteers of the (Black Mountain) Community Clothing Closet who give of their time and work tirelessly to make this event happen twice a year for those in need.

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Thank you for your conscious choice and efforts to

Reduce -- Reuse -- Recycle!

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Help us continue our work of promoting recycling and reuse and reducing waste through outreach and advocacy, special collection events and reuse efforts.

Every donation, regardless of size, is appreciated.

Send to:
Rainbow Recycling
P.O. Box 1583
Black Mountain, NC 28711

 
 
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