Lewistown: It’s All About the Cardboard!


“The average family in the U.S. throws out more than 9,000 pieces of cardboard every year, according to EPA statistics. More than 17 billion cardboard tubes are thrown away annually.

Nearly 100% of the mountains of cardboard trash could be recycled, saving landfill space and reducing sulfur-dioxide emissions, but only if there are local cardboard recycling programs.

Now, thanks to a new plan, cardboard recycling is returning, just in time for Earth Day.

“We have redesigned the program so it will work better for us and we won’t be running in the red,” said SMI Area Manager Shari Hagenbuch. “It will be a membership program. Businesses and individuals can pay a membership fee that will entitle them to drop off cardboard during set days and times.”

You can read the full article here. Deb Hill Lewistown News-Argus (Ravalli Republic)

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