Waste Prevention, Reduction, Reuse, & Repair

New Yorkers landfill over 4 lbs. of trash per person per day.  Reducing the amount of waste we generate through wise consumption practices, reuse, and repair will save County taxpayers money, generate jobs, reduce Greenhouse gas emissions, as well as preserve resources for future generations. 

 The below are some links on how we can effectively reduce the amount of trash we generate.

 Prevention – As the old adage states, an ounce of prevention equals a pound of the cure.  Take a minute to prevent waste by checking out the following links:

Reduction – Americans throw out 40% of the food that they purchase.  Try the following links to help reduce food waste in your home:

Reuse - Find out where you can bring (and buy) useful household items at Dirt Magazine's Recyclopedia

Repair- Give your broken items a new life by participating in an upcoming Hudson Valley Repair Cafe event near you.