Sustainability, green living, conservation, renewable resources…all words we hear when talking about the environment. Talking is easy, but putting them into action can be a challenge. What can you, as one person or one family, do? A great way to start minimizing your impact on the environment is to follow the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce by using less of a material or product. Reuse by using a product you already have again or for another purpose. Recycle so that the item can be reprocessed into new materials and items. For more information on the 3R’s, see below.

The Health Department takes care of many recycling services for the county. You can help by reducing, reusing and recycling your items properly to help keep Putnam green.