Remember to recycle, reuse and repurpose

  Reduce Your Energy Consumption:

  • Install weather stripping around doors and windows.
  • When replacing major appliances, upgrade to a high energy-efficient version.
  • Replace all incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs with LED equivalents.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to reduce heating and A/C usage when not at home.
  • Plant deciduous trees on the southern side of your house for shade in the summer.
  • Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load.
  • Drive less by combining errands.

Help Reduce Landfill Waste:

  • Use reusable water bottles, coffee cups, and shopping bags.
  • Use leftover food before it spoils.
  • Compost food scraps (coffee grounds, lettuce, potato/banana peels, avocado skins, etc.)
  • Donate to food share programs.
  • Use Rumpke Recycling and Yard Waste Bins. Find out more at
  • Recycle hazardous waste. For hazardous waste disposal locations, go to
  • The Montgomery Environmental Advisory Commission holds special recycling events throughout the year. Refer to Montgomery Bulletin for dates and times.