Do part to reduce trash to landfills

first_imgI would like to respond to Ken Kimball’s Nov. 19 letter [“Offer solutions to Colonie landfill issue”].Local landfills are, indeed, close to being full. There are many problems and many solutions that our governments will have to deal with. In the meantime, I would challenge Mr. Kimball and all people to do what they can to help.I recently took a wonderful course through Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County, to become a Master Composter and Recycler.I thought I was doing a great job already, but I learned how much more I can do. So check out your local services (including Cornell Cooperative Extension) and see what you can recycle in your area.Reduce your garbage by composting and buying items with less packaging or packaging that can be recycled. Bring your own container to a restaurant for your leftovers, take reusable bags to the grocery store, and write letters to companies to encourage them to have eco-friendly packaging and practices. These practices won’t solve the problem, but they are a good start.By reducing your waste, the landfills will last a little longer and more permanent solutions can be found.Maggie BrownSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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