We’re proud of the students, business owners, and community members in Schenectady, NY who recently donated their time and efforts to make their community a cleaner place.
A recent article highlights 2 initiatives in Schenectady that aim to reduce the amount of litter in the area. Each spring, Joe Aragosa, owner of Marty’s True Value Hardware, organizes a cleanup event. Volunteers gather to pick up litter in the Goose Hill neighborhood, located on Schenectady’s northside.
In 2020, another initiative will take place. The Schenectady Foundation announced that it would be awarding $250,000 in community grants. The Goose Hill team won $24,000 from that grant to spend on placing trash cans throughout the city. These cans were decorated with the artwork of local third-grade children from Yates Elementary School.
The drawings had an anti-littering message. 9-year-old Jeremiyah Thompson summed up his feelings “When you just drop stuff on the floor, the wind can push it and it can go into the river and kill the fish. The fish is saying, ‘Please, don’t litter in my river.’”
It may not be glamorous, but recycling our garbage can actually save us money in the long run. Just ask the residents of Westchester County, where Mount Vernon is located.
In 2018, recycling garbage saved Westchester County $5.4 million, plus the additional $4.2 million earned from selling the recyclables.
To dispose of solid waste, Westchester County spends an average of $79.33 per ton. The good news is, Westchester County’s recycling rate is 52%, which is higher than the national average of 35%.
Other recycling rates around Westchester County include:
- Pleasantville: 64%
- Briarcliff Manor: 65%
- North Castle: 80%
- New Castle: 61%
- Mount Pleasant: 49%
- Mount Kisco: 39%
- Pound Ridge: 43%
- Somers: 34%
- Hastings-on-Hudson: 33%
- Bronxville: 30%
- Dobbs Ferry: 26%
- Mount Vernon: 18%
In addition to saving money, the recycling industry promotes economic growth and creates thousands of jobs for residents of Westchester County. In 2017, the industry brought in $117 billion and provides about $13 billion in tax revenue each year to federal, local, and state governments.
We are excited to announce that we are now serving New York! This isn’t the first time we’ve opened a new service area, we also recently expanded into Tennessee.
Rent a Dumpster in New York
Our dumpsters are available for residential and commercial projects. If you’re moving to a new home, cleaning out your garage, or starting a new business, a dumpster can make things much easier. Roll-Off Dumpster Direct has a wide inventory that includes 10, 20, 30, and 40-yard dumpsters. Advantages of working with Roll-Off Dumpster Direct include competitive rates and flexible rental cycles.
For more information, check out our New York Page. Note that at this time we are unable to serve within the New York City limits.