Recycling Rates Decline In Three Towns And County

April 24, 1997

Recycling rates dropped in Carroll's three northwestern towns last year, a trend reflected throughout the county, according to a county recycling report.

New Windsor registered the sharpest drop. Town residents recycled 64 tons of materials in 1996, or 14.75 percent of the waste stream. In 1995, they recycled 66 tons, or 18.8 percent of the total waste collected.

In Union Bridge, residents recycled 75 tons of aluminum cans, paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials, or 12.9 percent of total waste collected, compared with 83 tons, or 16.79 percent, the previous year.

Taneytown residents recycled 208 tons of materials in 1996, or 13.71 percent of the waste collected, compared with 261 tons, or 16 percent, the previous year.

In the county, recyclables amounted to 33.95 percent of total waste collected in 1996, down from 35.35 percent in 1995.

Fire

Harney: Firefighters from Harney assisted Adams County, Pa., on a furnace fire at 9: 57 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Two Taverns Road. Units were out 15 minutes.

Taneytown: Firefighters from Taneytown, Harney and Union Bridge responded to a garage fire on Mill Avenue at 9: 39 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out one hour, 50 minutes.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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