b'Plant Debrisand Food Wastescontribute some 20% of what we throw awayConsider composting in your own back yard or start a worm bin in your basement. SeeShall we Chapter 8 on landscaping for guidelines tocompost? We shall!help you turn these wastes into food for your plants. Or bring plant debris to the Transfer Station compost collection site. Please omit any dairy products, meat, bones, and plant debris over a quarter inch thick.Metals contribute about 9% of our garbage Check out theMaking products from recycled metals uses far less water and energy,causingResources Chapter for more info onfar less water and air pollution than the mining and processing of the rawrecycling. materials. Ferrous metals (those containing iron) and nonferrous metals (like aluminum cans) are easily recycled at the Chatham Transfer Station. Clean depositcans may be left at the Scouts drop-offshed also at the Transfer Station or redeemed at local stores. Other metals, like aluminum, copper and lead, are also recyclable. Glass contributes about9% of our garbageGlass food and beverage containers can be recycled; deposit bottles may be returned to stores or the Transfer Station.Glass should be rinsed and sorted by color.Ceramics, incandescent light bulbs, and mirror and window glass are not accepted but fl uorescent bulbs that contain mercury are accepted.Recycling these categories of waste will decrease your contribution to pollution and signi cantly bene t water quality. Page 36 bluepages.indd 36 8/26/2009 1:51:29 PM'