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polystyrene recycling

Styrofoam Recycling Begins At ReUse Center

CLARVOE NAMESAKE AT WORK

Styrofoam Recycling

Begins At ReUse Center

Bill Hardy, the Otsego ReUse Center’s Manager, puts polystyrene blocks in the Center’s new foam recycling machine’s hopper. The hopper will grind up the polystyrene, send it through a rectangular chute. and eject it in dense two-inch blocks at a time – 30 pounds of polystyrene makes a single one-pound block!

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Martha Clarvoe

ONEONTA – Martha is here, and she’s going to make Otsego County cleaner.

Named for “avid recycler” Martha Clarvoe, an active OCCA committee member and former president,  Martha – the machine – is the new polystyrene recycler, just installed at ARC Otsego’s ReUse Center.

“It takes 30 pounds of Styrofoam and condenses that into a four-foot cube,” Bill Hardy, the ReUse Center’s Manager, said.  “That means, all that Styrofoam will not be in landfills.”

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