Saving Money Recycling, Composting
and Gardening
Did You Know?

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products.

Composting is the process of making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.

Gardening is cheaper to garden your own fruits, vegetables and herbs than it is to buy them.


Recycling can benefit your community and the environment, reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, saves energy, and helps create new-paying jobs.

Composting can create rich decomposed organic matter for your lawn or garden, which adds nutrients to your plants, lawn and maintains moisture in the soil. You can divert up to 30% of your household waste from going into landfills.

Gardening gives you the satisfaction of growing, maintaining and eating something that you have helped to create and you can be as elaborate or as simple of a gardener as you desire. You will also know what chemicals, if any, that is added to your food.

Any money you can save by gardening and composting can be used towards other bills, i.e., utility bills, etc.

Want to learn more about saving energy and money?
TrueNorth's emPower program holds educational sessions each month covering a different topic. Check out the "CLASS SCHEDULE"  below to see where we will be holding these sessions for April. 

Topic for April Educational Sessions: Recycling/Composting/Gardening

Educational Sessions (emPower will be holding educational sessions) check out the list of sessions for your area.
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