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‘Take The Challenge: Trash Talk’ Presentation Planned On Waste Crisis In Connecticut



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Connecticut is experiencing a waste crisis. More waste is generated than there is capacity to manage.

What happens to all that waste? Where does it go?

Managing waste and knowing what to recycle can be confusing.

The Town of Newtown will host “Take The Challenge: Trash Talk” on Tuesday, February 27, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street.

Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority Executive Director Jennifer Heaton-Jones will offer a one-hour presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

HRRA is the regional governmental solid waste and recycling authority.

The family friendly event will cover where local garbage and recycling goes, the State of Connecticut’s universal recycling guide, what happens when the wrong thing is put into a recycling bin, how waste and recycling impacts the environment, and how reducing waste and separating food scraps can save readers money.

Registration is not required. Contact HRRA for additional information at info@hrra.org or 203-775-4539.

The Town of Newtown will host “Take The Challenge: Trash Talk” by Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority later this month.
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  1. threeblueribbons says:

    This is such an important effort to reduce our trash. I hope the event is well-attended.

  2. qstorm says:

    First ask yourself, ‘How did this trash get in my house?’ Consider how to limit the trash items on the way in. Then look at the packaging and containers to ensure that they are recyclable. Half the battle may simply be to ‘evolve’ buying habits.

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