I ___________ hereby pledge to fully comply with my commitment to Reduce, Re-use and Recycle and build a sustainable community, locally and globally, for a better future by doing the following:
- Reducing, re-using and recycling all that I can at home, work and any place I go.
- Saving energy by turning off all lights, electronic equipment and appliances when I am not using them.
- Saving energy by changing all lightbulbs at home to compact fluorescents.
- Saving water by reducing my use.
- Guarding against pollution of land and water.
- Carpooling, walking, biking and driving so I can be energy-efficient as much as possible.
- Educating people around me to practice the Commandments of the 3 Rs.
I recognize that these efforts will not only protect the environment that I depend upon for survival, but it will also save money for my workplace and home.
For details about recycling in Miramar, Trash Pickup or Solid Waste, please go to Public Works Solid Waste Recycling
- For small cartridges: Empties4cash.com
Also bring your used printer inkjet or toner cartridges to Staples, Office Depot, or OfficeMax to receive credit toward their respective rewards programs. You can then use the credits to receive a discount on purchases made in these stores.
- Thrift Stores
Most thrift stores will accept donations of VHS tapes.
- Green Disk
Green Disk will recycle your old VHS tapes for you.
Offer your VHS tapes on Freecycle and hope somebody else wants them.
- Make Scarecrows
You can use VHS tapes to keep birds out of your garden. Snip the tape and unravel it. The fluttering, black tape will scare birds away.
- 5. Knit With the Tape
Myrecycledbags.com has more than one example of a bag made out of old VHS tape.
Plastic bags are very destructive, and very popular. It is a very good practice to avoid the use of plastic bags as much as possible. Bring your tote bag, and reuse plastic bags as much as possible before discarding.
PUBLIX recycles plastic bags.
These items are recycled thru Broward County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste events held throughout the year with partner cities. The service is free to all Broward County residents and also convenient drop off location in West Park. You may review the attached link for additional information by copying and pasting into Internet Explorer browser.
Facts About Paper and Paper Recycling:
* In 2008, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 340 pounds for every person in the U.S.
* In 2008, a record-high 57.4 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling.
* Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
* By 2012, the paper industry’s goal is to recover 60 percent of all the paper Americans consume for recycling, which is approximately 60 million tons of paper.
* One million tons of recovered paper is enough to fill more than 14,000 railroad cars.
* More than 37 percent of the fiber used to make new paper products in the United States comes from recycled sources.
* 87 percent (approximately 268 million) of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
Be mindful of the environemnt before printing.
Bring cell phones to any City of Miramar facility for recycling.