Reduce, Reuse & Refuse
So? What about Recycling? The reasons for termination of Silver City's curbside recycling program are numerous and, in many respects, complicated. However, it comes down to this: The global supply of recyclable materials – plastic, paper, and glass in particular – exceeds the global demand.
So! Enter Cut Your Waste, Grant County! Our local campaign mission is to help us all reduce waste and find effective and sustainable recycling methods and programs. We hope to expand the campaign and glad to hear your feedback - CutYourWaste@gmail.com.
Good Ideas to Reduce Your Waste
Voting with your dollars. “Precycling.” Being completely conscious when making a purchase decision (or deciding to forego a purchase).
These are examples of a new wave of positive consumerism called Mindful Consumption:
Methods & Programs
Common-sense ways and education resources to reduce the amount of waste you put into your trash bin with ideas and resources from community members and respected sources, for example:
- Southwest Solid Waste Authority
- Toss No Mas, Town of Silver City
- Youth Climate Change Advocacy Group Thinking On A Mountain
- EPA.gov (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
- Resource Recovery & Waste Management, Santa Barbara County
- Addison County Solid Waste Management
- Where does our recycling go? NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross breaks down the politics of global recycling with environmental scientist Kate O'Neill (September 12, 2019)