4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot

How To Recycle in the Keys

Everything you need to know about recycling including a file for download that will answer all of your questions about what can be recycled, information about hazardous waste, and a recycling sticker to attach to your bin.

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November 14, 2009
Free E-waste drop-off

Everything you need to know about recycling in Key West and Monroe County, including documents for download that will answer all of your questions about what can be recycled, information about hazardous waste, electronic waste and a recycling sticker to attach to your bin.   Read on for the details...

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January 18, 2010
Workshop on Zero Waste Strategy is Open to the Public
Workshop on Zero Waste Strategy

Learn how the waste management industry can transform itself into a "resource recovery" management industry in a workshop presented by Eco Cycle Executive Director Eric Lombardi at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 26, Old City Hall, 510 Greene St.

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December 21, 2009
Composting
How to Compost

Staff and clients at the MARC operation in Key West compost all food waste from the Rainbow Cafe on a daily basis. Here 2 clients demonstrate who easy composting can be.

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Tags: R4, Healthy Living
December 10, 2009
GLEE R4 Fairs Score High in Sustainable Education
GLEE R4 Fairs

GLEE's November R4 Fairs were a great success attracting hundreds of Keys residents, the fairs hosted in Big Pine Key, Marathon, Key Largo and Key West were organized by GLEE volunteers, with the support of many green exhibitors and our generous sponsors. 

See for yourself and enjoy the R4 2009 Slide Show, a compilation of photos from these events!

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February 21, 2009
Achieving Zero Waste at events: it can be done
Achieving Zero Waste at events

After the successful 2nd Annual Green Living Awards event, GLEE shares tips on how they were able to achieve a zero waste event and how you can too.

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November 14, 2009
Valuable Substances in E-waste

Electrical and electronic equipment contain valuable substances (such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium & scarce materials like indium and gallium) - most of which are found in printed circuit boards & newer technology such as flat screens and photovoltaics.  Visit this page to find a list of all these valuable substances.

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November 14, 2009
e-waste: Donate or Sell

Here is a little assistance for deciding whether to donate or sell your computers, televisions, cell phones and other electronics.

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November 14, 2009
Toxic Materials in Electronics

Did you know? Electronic equipment can pollute soil and ground water when disposed in landfills.  Find out more...

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November 14, 2009
Protect Your Identity

Before you donate your old computers and cell phones be sure you follow these important steps to protecting your personal information.

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October 25, 2009
R4 Fairs 2009
R4 Fairs 2009

During November, GLEE will host the 3rd Annual R4 Fairs in communities throughout the Keys. With a focus on the R4 values of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot (i.e. compost), R4 Fairs educate residents on sustainable living, provide information about green products and services, and offer a forum for community networking.

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June 29, 2009
Recycling Volunteers Needed in Key West
Recycling Volunteers Needed

The Key West Recycles education program is going strong! Our Volunteer Training was a big success with over 50 volunteers signing up to help with the campaign. We have the entire city to cover so more volunteers are needed...

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November 8, 2009
Key West R4 Fair Activities

Key West High School is the location for the 3rd Annual Key West R4 Fair, to be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The R4 Fair offers fun, food, live music by Mary Spear, green product exhibits and educational games in the Key West High School courtyard and cafeteria.  Find out more about the events...

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