“Every time you choose to recycle, you are giving that item a second life to serve a new purpose and save natural resources.” ~
The Village of Clemmons and Town of Lewisville are beautiful communities surrounded by nature. Both Clemmons and Lewisville are committed to being good stewards of the environment by making it easy for citizens to decrease their carbon footprint and preserve their community’s natural beauty. Use the below resources to support your community’s sustainability efforts.
Step one, reduce the amount of waste you produce. A major contributor to waste is extra packaging. Skip plastic bags when grocery shopping, and opt for reusable totes instead. Go the extra mile and further reduce waste by shopping locally and seasonally at places like the Lewisville Country Market (6373 Shallowford Road) and Clemmons Farmers Market (1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC 27012).
Support local charities, save money and keep items from ending up in the dump by donating and buying second-hand items. You can find quality clothing and home goods at Out of the Box Consignment (1456 River Ridge Drive, Clemmons). Get quality home furnishings at Treasures Decor (110 Westwood Village Drive, Clemmons) and Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (6499 Shallowford Road, Lewisville). Get to know your neighbors, and buy-sell items in private neighborhood Facebook groups.
Once efforts are made to reduce waste and reuse items, the next step is recycling. Both Lewisville and Clemmons provide recycling pickup bi-weekly. Once per year, Clemmons and Lewisville residents can participate in bulky item pick up, where large items such as carpet, furniture, mattresses, etc., can be left at the curb and will be picked up by Waste Management. In addition, the Town of Lewisville provides each residence with up to three vouchers per year to take large items to the landfill at no charge.
*Visit the Waste Management website for information such as pick up schedules and important tips and tricks to recycling effectively (wm.com/us/en/recycle-right/recycling-101).
Did you Know? – Facts from Recycle Across America:
Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two-person household for one year.
Recycling just one glass jar saves enough electricity to light an 11-watt CFL bulb for 20 hours.
Recycling one ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.
Almost half of the food in the U.S. goes to waste – approximately 3,000 pounds per second.
Every three months, Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nation’s entire commercial air fleet.