Tour Where Your Recycled Items Go in Buffalo
In the early 1990's, Alabama released a song called "Pass It On Down." The lyrics of the song stand as a reminder that WE, the human race collectively, are responsible for the heath and longevity of the earth. April it Earth Month and there are a few things happening in Buffalo to to commemorate it.Ever wonder what happens to the things that you set in your recycling bin? When you leave the plastic, glass, metal or cardboard by the road, where does it all go?
This Saturday, The City of Buffalo invites you to check it out for yourself! Bring your whole family for an informative tour of Modern Corporation’s Material Recycling Facility this Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The behind the scenes tour of the facility is a great, planet–friendly way to gear up for celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Representatives of the City of Buffalo’s 34 and MORE recycling team will be on hand to provide information on how to increase diversion of recyclable and re-useable items from landfills. Modern Corporation will be showing off their
state-of-the-art recycling plant, explaining how their “dumping floor” and “sorting lines” work.
The Modern Corporation’s Material Recycling Facility is located at 266 Hopkins St.
(near the intersection of Hopkins and Tifft streets, at the rear of David’s Star Automotive).
Recycling and reusing can make a major impact on the amount of waste that is generated each year. As a matter of fact, according to sources:
"The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill Busch Stadium from top to bottom twice a day."
Alabama said it correctly in their song. "Let's leave some blue up above us. Let's leave some green on the ground. It's only ours to borrow, so save some for tomorrow...leave it and pass it on down!