Reduce. Reuse. Recyle. Restore.

Every day we make choices.  As we go about our lives, we produce waste.  Our goal at Four Corners Recycling is to educate and inform ways we can reduce the waste sent to landfills, reuse items and discover the beauty of thriftiness.  As our business name reflects, we are a recycling business, working to collect items throughout Franklin County that can be saved from going in the trash.  We believe that the three R’s work together to restore our world.

Did you know that by keeping items from the landfill and recycling them instead is an act of truly greening our earth?  Take a look at just how long it takes for various items to break down and decompose in the environment:

Glass Bottle…………………….. 1 million years

Monofilament Fishing Line… 600 years

Plastic Beverage Bottles…… 450 years

Aluminum Can………………… 80-200 years

Foamed Plastic Cups……… 50 years

Rubber-Boot Sole…………… 50-80 years

Tin Cans……………………. 50 years

Leather…………………………… 50 years

Nylon Fabric…………………… 30-40 years

Plastic Bag…………………….. 10-20 years

(Information Source: U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL.)

Ready to make a change this Earth Day?   Join us at the Westlake Public Library for a class on the 4 R’s.  Learn about our family’s journey towards sustainable living and our passion for sharing tips and tricks to reduce, reuse, recycle and restore!  Gather with us on Thursday, April 21st at 3 PM in the Community Room!  PLUS!  Bring your recyclables anytime between 9am-5pm and experience the joy of knowing you’re doing your part to restore Franklin County!

Four Corners Recycling Drive – what we take:

Paper:

  • Paper bags
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Paper gift wrap

Plastics:

  • Plastic – Numbers 1 -7
  • Plastic bags (bagged separately)

Glass:

  • All types (brown, green, clear, etc)

Metal:

  • Drink cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Steel cans
  • Metal caps and tops

Other:

  • Used clothing and other donation items (These are taken to the Roanoke Rescue Mission or other local charities)
  • Electronics (Additional fee for tube TV’s and computer monitors)
  • Packing Peanuts (bagged separately)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs (placed in a separate container)
  • Household batteries (placed in a separate container)
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