Environmentally aware consumers are producing less waste by practicing the “3 Rs:” Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. They are buying products that are less toxic or contain less packaging, using reusable containers and other reusable items, participating in recycling programs, and buying products made from recycled materials.
To make recycling easier and more cost-efficient for you, the President's Council on Sustainability at Drury University has researched the least expensive curbside trash and recycling service in Springfield. If you set up new curbside trash service with Automated Waste Services at $39 a quarter (weekly pick-up for three months), you will get one quarter of trash curbside service free!! Additionally, recycling curbside service with Automated Waste Services is the least expensive in the city at only $4 a month. Most charge double that price and some companies charge as much as $10 a month.
It's unfortunate that Springfield has to pay for curbside recycling service, but at least it is a small price to pay! Curbside service easily pays for itself because you will notice a drastic decrease in the amount of trash you throw out each week (good news for the landfill!) and that results in direct savings of money spent on plastic trash bags. Recycling is an education issue. Once you learn how to do it, you'll never go back. The feeling of knowing that you are directly contributing to helping clean up the environment is addictive! Another reason to recycle is that it creates jobs in our local economy - think about that!
To set-up your curbside trash and recycling service with Automated Waste Services, please call (417) 869-9008. If you want more than one recycling bin, all you have to do is ask!
Finally, the Sustainability Committee wants to know if you set up curbside recycling services at your home. Please send us an e-mail at email@example.com and let us know!