Recycling Event – Saturday, April 20

Sustainability is one of the core values of the Rooted Carrot Co-op. Mark your calendars for April 20th for an event focused on recycling and sustainability in Black Hawk County. 

“This pizza box LOOKS clean….surely it won’t hurt to toss it in the cardboard recycling bin!”  “This take-out container says it’s compostable…can I toss it in my backyard compost pile?” 

Have you had similar thoughts? This event is for YOU!!  John Foster, the Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Administrator at the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be joining us to share important information about recycling and waste management and answer YOUR questions on this topic. 

Additional experts and resources in sustainability may be added to the event, as it is still in the planning stages.

Mark your calendars for April 20th at 9:00 a.m. and stay tuned to the Rooted Carrot on social media and the April Garlic Press for final details on location and more! 

And remember, as part of this event, the membership team has purchased a Zero Waste™  Box from Terracycle for recycling plastic packaging. We will have this available for those who attend the event to recycle “flexible plastic packaging & rigid plastic packaging.” – (from Terracycle website; details here.) The box will not accept biodegradable plastics or “foamed plastics.” 

The membership team encourages you to collect any flexible or rigid plastics that can not be recycled through your community recycling program and bring them to this event. Please make sure they are clean of any food residue. 

If there is a positive response, we will consider expanding these opportunities in the future. 

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