ROSSFORD, OH (WTOL) – The city of Rossford is saving money while protecting the environment. It all has to do with what people do with their trash.
Rossford administrators looked at their numbers from 2011 and said they are happy with the results. Their data showed people are recycling more items and throwing less in the trash. City administrators said recycling has increased more than 11 percent in the last year, which equals nearly 60 tons.
At the same time, there was a 2.5 percent decrease in the amount of garbage people threw away, which is slightly more than 41 tons.
According to city officials, the trend is the result of strict container restrictions. Residents in Rossford can only put out three containers of garbage per household on trash collection days. However, they can put out as much recycling as they want.
Administrators said it saves the city money and makes it a nicer place to live.
"We're decreasing the amount of garbage going into the landfill and increasing recycling, which I think is an environmentally good thing for the city. Our citizens seem to have embraced recycling quite well," said Edward Ciecka, city administrator.
The city of Rossford estimated it saved $1,000 in waste disposal last year, and is hoping to save even more in the future.
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