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Updated: 06/18/2014 12:23:39AM

Don’t trash that!

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE

Recycling requires establishing new habits, but once you get into it, you will find it only takes a few minutes a day. Rinse out containers, a few swishes in dishwater is all that is needed. Clean containers will not attract insects when stored. Lids may be included, but should be removed from the containers.

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE

There are four collection sites in the county where residents may drop off plastic, glass, aluminum and steel cans. This bin is located at the drive way next to Animal Services on McKay Street.

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (MICHAL MANAS)

Recycling keeps materials out of the landfill, prolonging the life of the landfill. Recycling returns important materials to the manufacturing process. Waste plastic can be made into many products including plastic furniture, playground equipment and plastic lumber.

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Before you throw something in the trash, stop and consider whether it could be recycled.

After Hurricane Charley, DeSoto County didn’t have a recycling program for several years. While more populated areas may have curbside pickup, in DeSoto County you have to get your recyclables to the collection sites. There are now collection bins at three neighborhood locations: Fire Rescue Station 2 at 8789 S.W. County Road 761, Turner Center on Roan St., and the driveway next to Animal Services on McKay St. There is also a bin at the DeSoto County Landfill. See http://desotobocc.com/index.php/department/landfill/recycling-information for hours when materials may be dropped off.

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