PELHAM, N.Y. - Pelham Manor recycled 74 percent of its total waste stream in 2012 and Pelham 55 percent of its waste stream, the county executive announced.
“I am very proud of what our residents, local businesses and schools do every day to recycle their waste,” said County Executive Rob Astorino. “Our overall recycling rates continue to far outpace the national average of 34 percent, as estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By recycling, we not only help to protect our environment, but we also save tax dollars.”
Westchester County as a whole recycled 52 percent of its total waste stream. Pelham Manor was one of nine municipalities Astorino singled out for recycling at least 70 percent of its waste.
The recycling rates include a variety of materials the municipalities collected and diverted for reuse purposes beyond cans, bottles and paper collected curbside, such as large wood debris after Hurricane Sandy, roadway millings, large bulk metals and construction debris, Astorino said.
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