Behind some of the latest waste-reduction strategies from the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is a simple idea: Garbage that used to be thrown away or recycled can be turned into a commodity.
To that end, the Town of New Paltz recently opened its ReUse Center at the town transfer station and former landfill site at the end of Clearwater Drive.
The brand-new warehouse holds all kinds of materials — from windows and fabric swatches to doors and tissue paper — that can be purchased at pennies on the dollar.
“Really, there is no such thing as garbage,” New Paltz recycling coordinator Laura Petit said.
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