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Recycling Information

Recycling Pick Up

All of Horn Lake is on blue sticker with Tuesday pick up.

Steps we have taken as a city:

  • Conducted frequent inspections on new and current residential and commercial sites.
  • Established Keep Horn Lake Beautiful Committee.
  • Passed an ordinance requiring a minimum of 20% green space.
  • Held monthly library lecture series.
  • Created a Tree Board and ordinance.
  • Established a community composting endeavor (trees, grass clippings)
  • Adopted a policy for contractors to chip rather than burn.
  • Completed the first 2.2 miles of Greenway Trails.

 

What can you do to help?

  • Get involved – Be active
  • Take ownership of your community
  • Be a member of Keep Horn Lake Beautiful
  • Be a member of the Horn Lake Tree Board
  • Be conscientious in regard to recycling and proper disposal
  • Turn off equipment when not being used
  • Conserve water – Do not leave taps dripping
  • Purchase “greener” products and services that are recyclable
  • Always recycle
  • Change a bulb
  • Drive a fuel-efficient car
  • Bike or walk to your destination
  • Adjust your thermostat

 

What to Recycle?

Plastic bags, aluminum and steel cans, newspapers, computers, white office paper and mixed paper, used motor oil, tires and lead acid batteries, cordless and cellular phones, laptop computers, cordless power tools, rechargeable batteries and batteries that power camcorders.

 

Did you Know?

  • Our garbage is made up of the following: 41% paper, 18% yard waste, 9% metal, 8% glass, 8% food waste, 7% plastic and 9% other.
  • Newspapers are recycled into new newspapers, paper egg cartons, cereal boxes, cellulose household insulation, and acoustical ceiling tiles.
  • Aluminum cans and/or scrap are recycled into metal products made of steel including structural steel in building, bolts and nuts, coat hangers and more steel cans.
  • Plastic bottles are recycled into plastic lumber for picnic tables and park benches, carpet, clothing, and more plastic bottles.
  • Used motor oil is recycled into refined oil or fuel blended with other fuels to be burned at industry boilers for energy.

 

Reduce Storm Water Pollution

  • Keep grass clipping and trash out of the street and gutters. Compost or bag them.
  • Reduce fertilizer and pesticide use.
  • Recycle used motor oil don’t dump! Most automotive stores collect waste oil.
  • Park your car on the grass before washing.
  • Spread the word about protecting our waters to friends and neighbors.
  • Put litter in its place.
  • Take your old tires to a proper disposal place.
  • Clean up after your pet.
  • Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors.
  • Deliver your household hazardous waste to published locations quarterly

 

How does Storm Water Pollution occur?

As water flows across the ground it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and deposits them into a storm drain system or water body. Storm drains are a non-treated system! The water that flows into your storm drains will end up in the drainage basins.

 

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