Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to your recycled waste once it is picked up at the curb? For many people, once the recycling truck has made its rounds, the whereabouts of the pick-up is out of sight, and out of mind. At the same time, there are some people who are curious about what the procedure is, after the pick-ups are made. Once the trucks are fully loaded, the raw recycled items are transported over to Republic Services Recycling Materials Facility on Kenmore Avenue. From there, the materials are prepared for their next lives in whatever shape or form that might be.
Each year, Republic Services collects 500 million tons of recyclable materials throughout the US. In Buffalo, the company handles collections that range from bulk waste to cardboard recycling.
As part of the City’s featured Earth Day activities, the community is invited to attend an open house at Republic Services Recycling Materials Facility on Saturday, April 23, from 9am to 1pm.
“Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970,” said Mayor Byron Brown. “Forty-six years later, it’s more critical than ever to observe the importance of our natural resources to our environment and economy. I’m proud of the city’s efforts in making Buffalo a cleaner, greener and more sustainable city and I encourage city residents to take part in this year’s Earth Day activities.”
For additional information on events, visit www.city-buffalo.com/recycle.
*Republic Services Recycling Materials Facility Open House, located in the rear of Speed Warehouse Complex, 2299 Kenmore Avenue. Refreshments will be served.