The World of Recycling is Changing

Have you ever heard the phrase, “one bad apple spoils the bunch?”

The same is true for recycling, where one non-recyclable item can spoil an entire batch of otherwise good materials.

It may seem like such a small detail – a wrong item in the recycling bin – but it represents a global problem that’s preventing thousands of tons of recyclables from ever seeing a second life.

Things to Know:  

•1 in 4 items placed in a recycling bin is not recyclable.  Those non-recyclable items are called “contamination”.

Every ton of material received at Waste Management contains about 450 pounds of contaminates.

Single stream recycling (also known as “fully commingled” or "single-sort") recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, plastic, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process.

 

To learn more about single stream recycling, a Recycling Workshop will be held by the City of Mary Esther & Waste Management.  

Date:July 28, 2018

Time:12:30 – 2:00

Place:Mary Esther Public Library


Help us Recycle Often. Recycle Right.®

For more information on recycling, visit:  www.rorr.com

 

New Mobile App and Online Service Request

Need To Report A Pothole, Make A Code Violation Complaint Or Apply For A Building Permit Online, There’s An App For That!

The City of Mary Esther is pleased to introduce a new application allowing citizens to report maintenance problems, code violations or apply for building permits, all at the convenience of their mobile device. Introducing the Citizen Engagement mobile app for permitting and complaints. The app is free and allows users to do anything from reporting a pothole, damaged sidewalk or fallen tree on the right-of-way to making a complaint about that pesky barking dog, your neighbor’s lack of property maintenance or parking violations. Users are also able to apply for building permits to get a jump start on the permitting process.

So how do you sign up? Visit the link below and you can quickly create a free account that will give you instant access. You can also download the mobile app in the app store on your mobile device by searching "iworq citizen engagement". If you need assistance or have questions, please call 850-243-3566 Ext.16 during regular business hours.

https://talktomycity.com/search/Mary01  

Agency Code: Mary01

2017 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality

The 2017 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality is now available online to view. This report will be mailed with the Residential Water Bills and will also be available in hard-copy form at City Hall.

2017 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Report

ATTENTION

THE CITY CLERK IS THE DESIGNATED CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS FOR THE CITY OF MARY ESTHER.  ALL PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS FOR ANY CITY RECORD(S) MUST BE MADE TO DANA WILLIAMS, CITY CLERK,  BY PHONE (850-243-3566 EXT 11), EMAIL ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) OR IN PERSON AT CITY HALL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 AM AND 5 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL PUBLIC RECORDS ARE MAINTAINED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE.       

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