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Teaching you about Recycling in Dalton and Whitfield County, Georgia.
Teaching you about Recycling in Dalton and Whitfield County, Georgia.

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ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING TIP - Repair electronics before recycling or discarding them.

Do you have a smartphone, laptop, computer, camera or other electronic device that is not working quite right? Or maybe you've just upgraded and have a new device and don't want to keep using the old one? Before you recycle consider repairing and upgrading the device.

Look for the manufactures trouble shooting guide or original manual, or better yet visit the online repair guide iFixIt ( https://www.ifixit.com ). There you'll find instructions to fix all kinds of gadgets and even some appliances. Once something is fixed you can donate it or sell it.

Find out more about repairing and other things you can do with your electronics by reading our Recycle and Reuse article from last Wednesday: http://www.dwswa.org/recycle-reuse-articles/2016/1/20/what-to-do-with-used-electronics
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RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE - Outdoor Fun with Kids During Winter

Yeah - it's getting cold! But, that's no excuse for letting the kids stay cooped up indoors. This week's article has some tips for preparing kids to go outside and several activities to try.

Read it today in The Daily Citizen newspaper, or on our website here: http://www.dwswa.org/recycle-reuse-articles/2015/12/8/outdoor-fun-for-kids-during-winter

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YES, RECYCLE ME! Gift wrapping paper can totally be added to your recycling bin at home along with other clean and dry paper products like greeting cards. Don't recycle wrapping paper that has embedded glitter or metal embellishments.

Recycle your mixed paper in the Dalton, GA / Whitfield County area either with the city curbside program or at a convenience center near you.
• Get the details on the county's recycling program here: http://www.dwswa.org/recycling-101/
• And learn about city curbside recycling here: http://goo.gl/9PRAkS
• You can always call the recycling center too if you have any questions: 706-278-5001.

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ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING TIP OF THE WEEK - As you are enjoying the holiday season take a moment to save some used gift wrapping paper for next year. Some paper has a neutral pattern that can be used for birthdays and other holidays.

If you don't want to reuse, just recycle the wrapping paper. Either way you'll help make less waste.

Please don't recycle paper with glitter or metallic embellishments. If you recycle a gift bag, please remove non-paper handles. 
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RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE: Check out today's newspaper for our new article with instructions on making your very own DIY Advent Calendar from things you probably already have stashed in your home recycling bin.

Included are instructions for a toilet paper roll tube calendar, newspaper cone calendar, and even a last minute one using old Christmas cards. Does your family use an advent calendar?

Read the article in today's edition of The Daily Citizen in Dalton or read it on our website here: http://www.dwswa.org/recycle-reuse-articles/2015/12/2/diy-christmas-advent-calendars
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ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING TIP - Save space in your home recycling bin by crushing empty bottles and cans. Aluminum cans and plastic bottles are usually light-weight and easy to crush. If you have a plastic bottle, remove the lid, empty the contents, crush, then replace the lid. 
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Yes, Recycle Me! You can recycle Mixed Paper products like magazines and catalogs, telephone books, direct mail, brochures, pamphlets and booklets in addition to cereal, cake, chip and cracker boxes. Be sure to keep your paper products clean, dry, and free of food residue. Breakdown or flatten all boxes to save space.

Recycle your mixed paper in the Dalton, GA / Whitfield County area either with the city curbside program or at a convenience center near you.
• Get the details on the county's recycling program here: http://www.dwswa.org/recycling-101/
• And learn about city curbside recycling here: http://goo.gl/9PRAkS
• You can always call the recycling center too if you have any questions: 706-278-5001.
• Get more facts about recycling here: http://www.wm.com/location/california/ventura-county/west-hills/recycle/facts.jsp
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Eco-Friendly Living Tip of the Week
Make less waste this week during Thanksgiving meals by using "real" plates, utensils, napkins, and drinking glasses. Single-use disposable paper plates or plastic cups end up in the trash. Make less trash by using the reusables. Do you have a tip to make your holiday meal less wasteful? 
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RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE: Quick Upcycled Thanksgiving Decor

This week we've taken an article from our archives to bring you several ideas for quick, "upcycled" Thanksgiving decor made from mostly natural materials.  Will you make a fall wreath, a pinecone turkey, napkin rings or something else?  Read the article in The Daily Citizen newspaper today or on our website here: http://www.dwswa.org/recycle-reuse-articles/2015/11/18/quick-upcycled-thanksgiving-decor
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America Recycles Day was yesterday (Nov. 15), but we're celebrating all week long! This week's eco-friendly living tip is a reminder to recycle products you may use in the bathroom like the plastic bottles for shampoo, liquid hand soap, and contact lens solution. Visit the official ‪#‎americarecyclesday‬ America Recycles Day website to find out what other bathroom products you can recycle: http://americarecyclesday.org
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