Hardcover books welcome at landfill’s open house

A garbage truck dumps trash into the landfill at the Development Authority of the North Country's Solid Waste Management Facility in Rodman in August of 2018. The authority will host a tour of the landfill on Aug. 22. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

RODMAN — North country residents are invited to bring hardcover books for recycling at the Development Authority of the North Country’s annual open house for its regional Materials Management Facility on Aug. 22.

The authority purchased a machine that removes binding and covers from hardcover books two years ago, allowing pages to be recycled. While it works with the Northern New York Library System to recycle hardcover library books, opportunities for residents to recycle their books are limited.

Visitors can also ride bus tours of the facility, which will feature the construction of a new part of the landfill that began last summer. The open house will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Now I know what will happen to the books in my library when I'm gone. They will become landfill. We used to deride the Third Reich for burning books, we are now apparently quite content to send them to the trash without a second thought. Is that where we are heading as a country? The trash heap?

PS. My original comment was rejected because it contained profanity. I called the members of the National Socialist Party by their shortened name. Apparently that is something this paper considers a profanity. You might want to double check your list of profanities and the manner in which they are being used.

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