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 Why is Recycling Important?

​Benefits of recycling include: controlling disposal costs, saving energy and conserving natural resources.  Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling is important to both the environment and us. With recycling, a substantial portion of our waste can be broken down into their original elements and be used to produce new materials. In return, Landfill space can be used for waste that has no other disposal alternative.  We can reduce the harmful waste we discard into the environment like pollution, and even conserve raw materials.

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Litter Free School Zone
Recycling Glass, Plastic, Metal & More

 What is Recycling?

Recycling (as an industry) is the collection, separation, recovery and sale or reuse of metals, glass, paper, organic waste, plastics and other materials which would otherwise be disposed or processed as municipal waste.

Recycling (as a process) involves breaking the material down into smaller pieces that can be used as feedstock in another manufacturing process. Examples are the shredding and pulping of paper; melting glass; shredding or melting plastic; composting organic waste.


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