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Recycling program begins at White Salmon Post Office

The Jewett Creek Streamkeepers have recently facilitated recycling at the White Salmon Post Office by helping Rabanco and the post office team up in recycling efforts.

Currently five metal garbage cans are filled daily with discarded mail. Weekly, this amounts to two cubic yards of mail that ends up in the landfill.

In efforts to reduce paper in the landfill through recycling, there are now two large containers at the White Salmon Post Office for the community to place recyclable mail. They are marked with orange signs.

Items to recycle include: junk mail, envelopes, magazines, newspaper, catalogues and post cards.

The Jewett Creek Streamkeepers have been working with postmaster Ken Block and individuals at Rabanco since September in attempts to establish recycling at the post office.

"I really support this effort and think it's a good thing. I think it will encourage people to work cooperatively to reduce waste," Block said.

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