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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/23/2022 11:44 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/23/2022 11:44 AM
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Reduce Waste & Save Our Landfill ~ Austen Thibault

San Andreas, CA...We have about two years before our Calaveras County landfill reaches capacity. So now is the time to reduce waste! Here are three easy ways to reduce your landfill waste: 1) recycle, 2) compost, and 3) avoid trash in the first place.

Recycling saves resources, energy, and scarce landfill space. So keep a recycle bin next to your trash can. You can even get your CRV deposit back on bottles (and treat yourself to something!).

Nearly 20% of garbage is food waste, which is actually one of the worst things to throw away. This is because organic waste in landfills produces a lot of methane, which warms our planet over 20 times as much as carbon dioxide. Instead, compost your food waste and turn it into rich nutrients for your garden. Many composting styles exist and some are truly quite easy. (Link below)

Most importantly, avoid new trash whenever you can. Provide your own reusable shopping bags and mugs for coffee. Throw a container in your car for restaurant leftovers. Shop at a farmers’ market, because it usually means little to no waste plus boosts the local economy. Shopping online? Wait and buy more than one item when possible to reduce packing materials.

The less you do to help, the more the burden will fall on our government, and the more taxes we’ll have to pay. Visit and click “CAP Climate” for resources.

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Posted on: 2022-08-23 13:09:56   By: Anonymous
Just a nice way to say will be raising your rates.

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    Posted on: 2022-08-23 13:45:41   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2022-08-23 20:56:14   By: Anonymous
    Reduce waste!! Eliminate Anti.

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      Re: recycling
      Posted on: 2022-08-23 21:57:57   By: Anonymous
      Calaveras County recycle is a joke.
      To get CRV money back, I go to Tuolumne County. At least I know the recycle center in Standard will be open. Going to Angels Camp is a crapshoot when they'll be open.
      Sonora gets most of my recycle money back when I go out to lunch after a visit to their recycle center.

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    Posted on: 2022-08-24 07:49:12   By: Anonymous

    Avoid trash? That’s easy just ignore anything that comes out of a democrats mouth. It’s all trash and BS anyway!

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