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Recycling Makes CENTS for Winnetka

March 21, 2016 02:35 PM

A Message from the Environmental & Forestry Commission:
There is money in our refuse! Throwing items away instead of recycling them wastes money and other precious resources. Each ton of refuse that is recycled out of the waste stream saves the Village at least $50, since Winnetka pays SWANCC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County) $50 per ton of refuse received at their transfer station for deposit in a landfill. In addition to saving on these tipping fees, more recycling could potentially mean fewer trips to SWANCC’s transfer station in Glenview.

Each bottle or newspaper recycled saves 2 to 4 cents. If all 4,000 households in Winnetka recycle one additional bottle or newspaper per week, the Village would save about $120. That is $6,000 per year if we all just recycled one extra bottle or newspaper each week.

To increase recycling awareness and provide sustainable and green information, the Winnetka Environmental and Forestry Commission’s web page now includes
Tips to Go Green. Recycle to sustain our planet for our children and lower taxes at the same time!


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