Ann Arbor, MI
The Dixboro General Store is proud to be a charter member of the Waste Knot Program.
Sponsored by the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Program, the Waste Knot Program aims to recognize Washtenaw County businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations who make an effort to preserve and protect the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
There is an increasing consumer demand for environmentally responsible companies in Washtenaw
County, and this program is designed to publicly recognize these companies and their sound waste management practices.
at the Dixboro General Store take great pride in
our efforts to Recycle, Reduce & Reuse.
we can recycle it, we usually do. All of the
glass jars and plastic containers from our food
samples are recycled, and we have a special
dumpster strictly for corrugated cardboard
isn't always very simple either. During our Christmas Open
House we have so much
cardboard, putting it all in the recycle bin is
impossible. Instead, we fill our truck with
it and drive it to the recycling center ourselves!
(Even 5 year old Kyle likes to help unload!)
Styrofoam is our next biggest waste product.
For 20 years, we've
been bagging it up in clear plastic bags and taking it by the
truckload to the recycling center! It's
AMAZING how much this stuff adds up!
those annoying little foamie popcorn pieces
don't end up in our trash. We fill hundreds of
boxes a year with those things and we take them
down the road to the local packaging store where
they always end up being reused.
We have, on occasion driven out of state to pick
up merchandise that otherwise would have been
packaged in a spray foam that, once it hardens
and expands, is impossible to do anything with.
It takes a little extra time, and in the great
big world we're just a small blip, but we're
proud to be able to say we're doing our part.