How much do you recycle?

Most localities around this area have some sort of recycling programs I know in my town of Garner NC we do.

The reason I say this is when I visit homes I notice some folks have only one recycle don’t put a lot of effort to making sure everything there is to recycle in the homes is put in the recycle bins.

There are a lot of places like gas stations, fast food places and other public places that do very little or no recycling. I see water bottles and plastic drink bottles thrown in the trash can by people cleaning out the car just putting everything in the trash and the business just throws the bag in the dumpster.

The US, on whole, is the WORST recycling country in the world. In most countries the amount of trash thrown out is less than one regular kitchen trash can and that is family of 4 or more.

I try to make sure and bring all my trash and recyclable home to put in the recycle bin.  We fill up two curbside bins for pickup every two weeks and we are currently only 3 people in the house. (One at NC State and one heading to App State in fall.)


So the next time you go to put something in the trash can, ask is this recyclable?  If you are not sure put it in the recycle container or go on line and find out.

So with that said, I hope you will look at what you are putting in the trash and determine if it should go in the recycle bin instead.. You can get another recycle bin in most towns at no cost.. the less garbage they (your city) has to deal with the better they like it.


have a good day and give us a call if you need service. 919-772-8110


Carl Newton, Owner

ChimneyKeepers, Gas log repair service sales.






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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.


    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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