Dutchess County estimates over 600 tons of garbage is generated locally every day. One of the best ways to control the amount of garbage we need to incinerate or landfill is to reduce the total amount of garbage.
Reuse is the recovery of materials and products for the same or a similar end use. It involves taking useful products, such as furniture, books and appliances, discarded by those who no longer want or need them and redistributing them to those who do. In contrast to recycling, which recovers materials for processing, reuse recovers the original product. Reuse, therefore, primarily involves collection and redistribution of goods.