It's anticipated there will be millions of water bottles to recycle in the nine-county water emergency region.
Jennifer Smith/MetroNews
It's anticipated there will be millions of water bottles to recycle in the nine-county water emergency region.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston law firm wants to make it a little easier for you to recycle your water bottles now that the water crisis is almost over.

“I think the average family has used ten cases of water, which would be 240 bottles. That would be 24-million bottles if there’s 100,000 [West Virginia American Water company] households,” according to Gregory Chiartas, with Freeman and Chiartas law office.

Outside the office, at 1554 Kanawha Blvd, they’ve set up a mini-recycling center. You can leave bags of bottles or toss your individual bottles into containers.

“We want to make sure [the bottles] get in the right place and not everyone has recycling available to them,” explained Chiartas.

They’ll be collecting water bottles through Sunday. Then they’ll drop them off at the Charleston recycling center to be reused.

Chiartas stressed the law office is very eco-conscious and they want others to be as well.

“Every little bit helps!”

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Comments

  • jay ziehm

    what this state needs is a 5 cent deposit on cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles and the landfills wouldn't have to deal with the issue. should have been addressed years ago.

  • Uncle SAM

    Really, very eco-conscious? For the good of the environment work to dispose of the of the disposable diaper.

  • leroy jethro gibbs

    great idea!