Environmental concern and caring can be a community and family effort in which everyone can join. Youth have an important part to play in conserving resources. Every bit we do helps save natural resources and landfill space. 

Blue box recycling program

Clean, dry paper materials

  • Newspapers and inserts (no paint/pesticides)
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Cardboard and clean pizza boxes
  • Paper boxes
  • Bottles (remove and discard caps)
  • Phone directories, etc.

Clean containers

  • Aerosol cans
  • Metal cans and lids
  • Glass bottles (remove and discard caps)
  • #1 & #2 plastic jugs and Drink boxes - straw removed
  • Gable Top Cartons

Recycling patch program

The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services has information on how you and your child can be environmentally active and aware. They provide tours of the recycling centers, and a wide range of suggestions on how you can help, for example:

  • Start a home composting project
  • Organize a "reuse a shoe” project
  • Host a clothing drive
  • Organize a cell phone collection

For more information and projects, call the Environmental Educator at the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services at 753-7646.

For more information on what can be done to help, call Monroe County Department of Environmental Services at 753-7600 or visit www.monroecounty.org

For more environmental information, contact:

City of Rochester 24-hour customer service line              428-5990
Center for Environmental Information                              233-6086
Cornell Cooperative Extension                                       461-1000x26
Sierra Club                                                                    234-1056

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