Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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July 2, 2013

Reasons to recycle outweigh reasons not to

Almost half of Batesville's residents take the time now

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She concludes, “Recycling also saves landfill space. Current studies show that more than half of what people discard into landfills on a daily basis could be reduced, reused or recycled. Currently, Rumpke estimates its Colerain Township Landfill has 13 years of disposal space left under its current permit. Rumpke is trying to expand the site to provide an additional 30 years of disposal capacity.”

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

HOW TO START • To receive a free 18-gallon red recycling bin, persons may either call the city of Batesville at 933-6100 or Rumpke at 800-582-3107. Residents can also upgrade to a 65-gallon recycling cart for $1.50 per month (billed quarterly) by calling Rumpke. The cart holds four times more material than the bin and feature a lid and wheels.

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