Facts About Waste You Should Know
Americans throw away enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
It takes 75,000 trees to print the Sunday edition of The New York Times.
Everyday, Americans buy 62 million newspapers and throw out 44 million, equivalent to dumping 500,000 trees per week.
The average American generates 4 pounds (lbs.) of trash each day or 1,460 lbs. a year.
How Recycling Helps Everyone
Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates 1 job. Land filling the same amount creates 6 jobs. Recycling the same 10,000 tons creates 36 jobs.
It takes one million years for glass to break down.
One ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic feet of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water.
Recycling aluminum can create enough power to run a TV for 3 hours. One glass bottle can light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours.
Thirty recycled plastic bottles can be used to make one square yard of carpet.
Two recycled plastic bottles can make enough polyester fiber to make a baseball cap.
Learn More About Recycling
Saving the environment is our lifelong passion. Our recycling team is eager to answer your questions about recycling processes. Whether you are new to recycling or a fellow advocate like us, we look forward to discussing our recycling services with you. Call us for environment-friendly waste disposal solutions.