CLEVELAND, Ohio - The average Cleveland family produces 1.2 tons a garbage per year, according to the Cleveland Division of Waste.
As a result, the city of Cleveland is trying to lower the amount of household waste produced throughout the city by hosting "America Recycles Day" on Saturday Nov. 13, and Monday, Nov. 15.
"42 percent of trash produced at Cleveland homes can be recycled," said Ron Owens, Division of Waste Commissioner.
Recycling helps the city of Cleveland both environmentally and economically.
Material such as plastics, aluminum and metal cans, glass bottles and jars, computers and tires can all be recycled during the two day event.
America recycles day includes several demonstrations, teaching residents how they can conserve on water, compost, save energy and keep sewers clean.
Free document shredding will be provided by All Ohio Secure Shred, Cleveland residents will be able to shred up to 10 bags or boxes of old documents, while they wait.
Residents can bring all recyclable material to Cleveland service garages at 5600 Carnegie and at 3727 Ridge Road, Saturday and Monday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Demonstrations and family fun activities will be held at the Carnegie location. Call 216-664-3717 for more information.
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