Recycling becoming more prominent
During my recent visit to the Ohio State Fair, I was pleased to see even more recycling efforts this year. I saw numerous cans for recyclable cans/bottles and paper. I also saw a bin for cardboard. Not everything is recyclable, but it's amazing the things you can recycle to make other products. For example, the Recycling Express train (in photo above) in the Department of Natural Resources area is made from 7,776 milk jugs. The benches which are labeled with each of the 88 Ohio counties are also made from recycled plastic. The large recycle symbol artwork above the building that showcases artwork is made from bottle caps. Remember to save your caps and drop them off at places like Generation Green in Dublin.
Another item I saw at the Ohio State Fair was a solar "Sun Oven" in the camping showplace at the Natural Resources area. It uses the sun's rays to heat and cook food. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it in action, but I think it's a neat idea and I'm for all things solar. For more information on the Sun Oven visit the website at http://www.sunoven.com.
With recycling containers being given to Columbus residents, many may not be aware of what is and isn't accepted by SWACO. I've provided the list from their website here:
Items that can be crushed or flattened save space on your container and in the recycling drop-off dumpsters, always flatten your boxes. Place all of your recycling inside the drop-off bin(s). Items left beside a recycling bin can easily become litter and is considered illegal dumping. The items listed below are currently accepted through this recycling program:
Listed below are items not currently accepted through this recycling program.
Abitibi paper recycle containers
Remember you can drop off your paper products such as mail, magazines and colored paper at the Abitibi recycle containers all over central Ohio.
If you're like me and don't have recycling at your residence, you can drop them off at one of these SWACO recycling dumpsters on their website http://www.swaco.org/RecyclingDropoffLocations.aspx.