SECTION 2 Questions 15-27
Read the text and answer Questions 15-21
How to Do It
Put like materials into paper or plastic bags and put the bags into your FREE RECYCLING BIN.
The bin should be placed out for collection, each week, with your regular trash. There is no extra charge for recycling pick-up for those who hire a trash hauler.
FOR MORE INFORMATION call Committee Chairman Mark Magee, 354-8838 or E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Waldoboro Transfer Station at 832-7850 for first hand information.
Effective January 1, 2005, householders became subject to mercury-containing product disposal rules previously applying only to businesses and manufacturers.
The Waldoboro Transfer Station (WTS) accepts any mercury containing items, such as THERMOMETERS, THERMOSTATS, etc. so long as they are not broken. There is no drop-off fee, at this time.
1. Corrugated cardboard and brown bags. Remove styrofoam inserts and dispose with regular trash.
2. Mixed Paper: Junk mail (opened or unopened), greeting cards and gift wrap(no glitter or foil), calendars, brochures, post-it-notes, cereal boxes with the inner liner bag removed, egg cartons, shoe boxes, paperback books, hardcover is not acceptable, but NCR carbonless paper is.
3. Glass Bottles and Jars: Clear, green and brown glass. Rinse and remove lids but labels may stay on. Not Acceptable: mirrored, Pyrex, auto glass, ceramics, light bulbs and broken glass.
4. Tin Cans and Aluminum: Tin and aluminum may be mixed. Labels may stay on, but rinse and flatten cans, if possible. Foil and pie plates should be clean. Metal jar lids with rubber gaskets are recycleable. For safety reasons, only empty aerosol cans are accepted.
5. HDPE plastic: Separate the milk and juice containers from other #2 plastic such as soap and detergent containers, discard the lids because they are not #2 plastic, rinse and flatten. Motor oil containers are not acceptable.
6. Motor oil should be taken to Prior's garage in Cushing for burning in the waste oil furnace.
7. Usable Clothing is accepted, but not rags. Mark bag "useable clothing."
1. Spent Batteries: Place in a clear bag or label, so collector will know they are there.
2. Old Paint: Leave empty cans open until contents are dry. Cover partial or full cans tightly. Place cans so they are visible to the collector.
3. Children's Shoes that Light up: Identify as mercury-containing shoes and enclose in clear bag.
4. Fluorescent Bulbs can no longer be accepted by any trash hauler. But, you may drop off unbroken bulbs yourself at WTS, without a fee. The black starter boxes found in flourescent fixtures may contain PCB's and should also be deliverd there. They will be recycled appropriately
5. Beginning in January 2006 all TV and computer monitors must be recycled. Presently, only Reliable Computers, in Rockport, sets aside a certain time to recycle them for a small fee. WTS accepts TV and computer monitors at anytime, but they are simply dumped into the trash hopper. Please make an effort to appropriately recycle your old TVs and Computer Monitors.
Read the text and answer Questions 22 - 27
Things You Can Do To Protect Wildlife
It is often easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of species loss and habitat destruction. The problem is large and complex-it's common for individuals to feel powerless. Yet, everything we do is vitally important. We may only do a little bit in the grand scheme of things, but together our seemingly small actions add up to a lot.
1. Protect Wildlife Habitat
Perhaps the greatest threat that faces many species is the widespread destruction of habitat. Deforestation, farming, over-grazing and development all result in irreversible changes-soil compaction, erosion, desertification, and alteration of local climatic conditions. Such land use practices vastly alter or even eliminate wildlife habitat. In areas where rare species are present, habitat destruction can quickly force a species to extinction. By protecting habitat, entire communities of animals can be protected together and when communities are kept intact, less conservation intervention is required to ensure species survival.Parks, reserves, and other protected lands are too often the only habitats left untouched by habitat destruction.
2. loin a Conservation Organization
There is a wide range of conservation organizations working to protect endangered animals and habitats. Different organizations have different objectives-some work to protect a small plot of land or to protect whales, others focus on establishing good environmental policies in local government. If you have a specific area of interest, you can often find an organization that is working to protect the species or habitats you're most concerned about. By joining in, you can support well-organized, ongoing efforts to protect species and habitats. And if you want to participate in conservation field work, you can often get involved in specific programs within many conservation organizations that rely to a great extent on help from volunteers.
3. Reduce the Threat of Invasive Species
The spread of non-native species has greatly impacted native populations around the world. Invasive species compete with native species for resources and habitat. They can even prey on native species directly, forcing native species towards extinction. Another way to reduce the threat of invasive species is to incorporate native plants in your garden and to welcome native animals into your yard.
4. Recycle and Reduce Energy and Goods Consumption
By recycling and (reusing as much as we can, we reduce our impact on the environment. Additionally, by reducing the energy we consume, we take a little of the burden off our natural resources (and our pocketbooks). You can also reduce your carbon footprint by first calculating your current carbon footprint and then reduce the amount of carbon you consume.
5. Minimize use of Herbicides and Pesticides
Herbicides and pesticides may keep yards looking nice but they are in fact hazardous pollutants that affect wildlife at many levels. Many herbicides and pesticides take a long time to degrade and build up in the soils or throughout the food chain. Some groups of animals such as amphibians are particularly vulnerable to these chemical pollutants and suffer greatly as a result of the high levels of herbicides and pesticides in their habitat.
6. Place Decals on Windows to Deter Bird Collisions
Daniel Klem Jr. of Muhlenberg College has estimated that as many as one billion birds in the United States die each year due to collisions with windows. You can help reduce the number of collisions simply by placing decals on the windows in your home and office. Other simple steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of collisions are to re-evaluate feeder placement, draw shades and curtains during brightest parts of day, install tinted window glass, and put screens on outside of windows.
7. Slow Down When Driving
Many native animals have to live in developed areas and this means they must navigate a landscape full of human hazards. One of the biggest obstacles to wildlife living in developed areas is that created by roads. Roads divide habitat and present a constant hazard to any animal attempting to cross from one side to the other. So when you're out and about, slow down and keep an eye out for wildlife.
8. Voice Your Concerns and Get Involved Locally
By letting local and national governments know that you're concerned about endangered species, you're increasing the likelihood that someone will do something about it.