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    Go Green

  • General tips to cut down on waste, and reuse energy. All geared toward helping our environment, and saving you money.

    What can you do?

    • Recycle newspapers, cans, and bottles.
    • Choose products made with recycled content. Look for the chasing arrows symbol.
    • Fix those leaky faucets.
    • Start a compost in your back yard or on your rooftop.
    • Pay your bills online to reduce paper.
    • Lower your thermostat. Buy a programmable thermostat.
    • Reuse your water bottle. Avoid buying bottled water. In fact, reuse everything at least once, especially plastics
    • Buy foods locally. Buy locally made products and locally produced services.
    • Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs. You'll find more on energy-efficient products and practices at Energy Star.
    • Place dishes in the dishwasher without first rinsing them with water.
    • Car pool. Connect with other commuters at eRideShare.
    • Ride a bike.
    • Buy products that use recyclable materials whenever possible.
    • Consider organic cleaning products like vinegar, borax, and baking soda.
    • Bring your own bags to the grocery store. Given a choice between plastic and paper, opt for paper.
    • Get off junk mail lists. GreenDimes can get you started. They’ll even plant a tree for you!

    Resources

    Recyling available at the following locations:

    Tipton County Land Fill - plastic, newspaper, motor oil, aluminum cans, anti-freeze
    9051 Highway 51
    Brighton, TN 
    901-837-5907

    Worley Brothers - scrap iron and metal
    14895 Highway 51
    Atoka, TN
    901-837-2222

    Town of Atoka - newspaper, paper, cardboard
    334 Atoka Avenue
    Atoka, TN 
    901-837-5300

    City of Munford - newspaper, paper, cardboard
    1397 Munford Avenue
    Munford, TN 
    901-837-0171

    Phone Book Recycling