Provides educational programs to schools and area civic organizations. We are here to work with you to protect our environment.
Our office is open daily Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM AM. Our recycling bins are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.
If you have questions regarding products that may be recycled, please contact us. We are here to help you provide a cleaner, greener tomorrow for future generations and ourselves.
As a state we dispose of nearly 2 million tons of municipal soild waste annually. This means that each of us generates an average of 4 pounds of waste per day. About 90% of this is buried in landfills across the state. Yet, nearly half of our household trash is recyclable.
Recycling protects our environment !
Conserves Natural Resources and reduces the demand for foreign and demestic materials.
Conserves Landfill Space by reducing the amount of municipal solid waste.
Conserves Energy otherwise used in the securing, transporting and manufacturing of products made from primarily raw materials
Generates Revenues by selling many recyclables previously buried or burned.
Did you know that...
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your computer for 3 hours.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt light bulb burning for 3 hours.
Recycling aluminum scrap saves 95% of the energy that would be required to make new aluminum from ore.
If you throw an aluminum can out of your car window, it will still litter the earth up to 500 years.
Over a billion trees are used to make disposable diapers every year.
Recycling a stack of newspaper 10ft tall saves one whole tree.
Recycling all copies of one Sunday edition of the New York Times could leave 75,000 trees standing.
It takes one 15-20 year old tree to produce enough paper for only 700 grocery bags.
Recycling five two-liter bottles can produce enough fiberfill to make a mans small ski jacket. Recycling 36 bottles can fill a sleeping bag!
More than 50% of the carpet fiber manufactured in the USA has two-liter bottle content.
Recycling steel cans saves 74% of the energy that would be used to produce them from virgin materials.
Buying one 16 oz. Can instead of two 8 oz. Cans conserves 40% less energy.
As a state we dispose of more than 1.5 million tons of municipal solid waste annually.
The penalty for littering can be as much as $25,000.