Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Our children learn about these “3-Rs” in school but what are we doing in our every day lives to put these rules into practice? Surveys show that 9 out of 10 people say they would recycle more if it were easier. With that in mind, the POA renewed its contract with Republic Services in May 2011 and the company is offering recycling for residents of Red Oak Ranch. For a monthly fee of $3.75, property owners will have the option of a weekly curb-side recycling pick up which will include cardboard, steel/tin cans, milk jugs, aluminum, paper products, plastic bags and glass containers. Limited plastic recycling will also be available.
The ROR POA Board encourages all resident to participate in order to reduce the amount of waste/refuse going to the local landfills.
Click here to see a copy of the Republic recycling notice.
Other recycling options
The County of Montgomery currently provides drop-off recycling centers for property owners. Please see the link below for more information about drop off locations and items that can be recycled.
County of Montgomery Recycling
By law, manufacturers that sell new computer equipment must provide a collection/recycling program for consumers' used computer equipment. This includes monitors, desktop computers, laptops and keyboards/mouse made by the same manufacturer. In additional, local retailers such as Office Depot and Best Buy also offer recycling programs for a variety of electronics.
Recycling one glass container saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours.
Each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water.
The average American will throw away 600 times his adult weight in garbage.
An ink cartridge takes 1,000 years to bio-degrade.