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Old 09-20-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I found this on another site and thought it would be worth posting here. A few of the entries show what is saved in energy and water beyond just the raw materials.

Recycling Facts - A Recycling Revolution

My favorite - Cincinnati's claim to fame!

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The highest point in Ohio is "Mount Rumpke," which is actually a mountain of trash at the Rumpke sanitary landfill!
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I found this on another site and thought it would be worth posting here. A few of the entries show what is saved in energy and water beyond just the raw materials.

Recycling Facts - A Recycling Revolution

My favorite - Cincinnati's claim to fame!
Thanks for the link. I get so irritated b/c we have curbside recycling here in Columbia, and yet many people still are too lazy to put their glass, bottles, etc. into the bin and separate it out. It's the little things that could add up to make a huge difference - plus costs will go down the more we recycle!
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I found this on another site and thought it would be worth posting here. A few of the entries show what is saved in energy and water beyond just the raw materials.

Recycling Facts - A Recycling Revolution

My favorite - Cincinnati's claim to fame!
Great link . I like the name Mt. Rumpke too! We have a similar "mountain" in my city called "Mt. Pleasant" .
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Great link . I like the name Mt. Rumpke too! We have a similar "mountain" in my city called "Mt. Pleasant" .
Thanks! Rumpke is the garbage company's name, I have driven by it several times, here is a pic.

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Old 09-20-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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better a mountain of trash than the highways and byways covered with it
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Around here we still have trash all over the highways and byways, I can take my dog for a walk every day and find 5-8 empty beer cans thrown in the street. Sometimes there are inmate litter pickup details, just not enough of them.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Around here we still have trash all over the highways and byways, I can take my dog for a walk every day and find 5-8 empty beer cans thrown in the street. Sometimes there are inmate litter pickup details, just not enough of them.
Same here, have only a few different routes that I walk/run w/the dogs, yet never fails there are numerous beer cans along the side of the road week after week. Although I have to say would rather them be on the side of the road and hopefully picked up by people who will recycle them than just tossed in the trash. But it would be nice if the people drinking them would just recycle the cans themselves, guess they don't want to take the chance of getting pulled over and having an open container - kind of scary that that many people are driving around drinking .
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Virginia Beach has a former trash heap that the city buried under dirt then planted trees and grass on it. They turned it into a park which is actually kind of nice. Lots of pathways, areas for recreation, picnic tables, etc....They hold a fireworks display on July 4th every year.

The city named it Mount Trashmore and it is the highest "Peak" in the area. Give the city an "A" for creativity.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I go by Mt. Rumpke also when I run to the mall. They even decorate on the top for Christmas! On a hot muggy day you can really smell it...yuk! That was a great link. I coped that so I can give it to my daughter who teachers. We really need to educated this next generation to do a better job with our world.
Where she lives they don't have recycling and maybe I can get her to save things and bring them to our house to recycle.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Thanks! Rumpke is the garbage company's name, I have driven by it several times, here is a pic.
Attractive !
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