by Cindy Pantea
Does recycling seem confusing to you? Well, the City of Akron Recycling Collection Division wants to help. They have recently redesigned their web page at: http://www.akronohio.gov/cms/public_works/recycling/index.html to include two videos that explain more about recycling. We encourage you to bookmark that website link for future reference.
The first video the city department added to their web page explains how the recycling process works at the Material Recycling Facility or MRF. In other words, it is what actually happens to your recyclables after these items leave your curb. The YouTube video, accessible from this link, is courtesy of Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The most recent addition to the Recycling Collection Division’s page is a second creative video, done through a partnership with ReWorks, that explains how NOT to recycle. It tells you how Akron’s curbside process has been made easier, why pizza boxes and yard waste should not be placed in your blue recycle bin, and most importantly, YES…everything you properly place in your recycle bin absolutely does get recycled. You can watch this fun and informative video below, and thank you for recycling in an effort to save the environment and help keep Akron beautiful!