When communities recycle; used materials are transformed into new, usable products, reducing the need to consume precious, additional natural resources. When plastics, glass, papers and metal aren’t properly recycled, new products must be made by extracting yet more raw material from the earth. This is often accomplished via mining and forestry. Residential recycling helps conserve these important raw materials and plays an important role in protecting our natural habitats for the future. Recycling plastics, glass, paper and metals significantly reduces the dependency on extraction (through quarrying, mining and forestry logging), refinement, and processing of raw materials. All of these activities can contribute to additional air and water pollution. Another large benefit of recycling to the environment, is that it saves energy by reducing emissions of greenhouse gas. This is an important step when it comes to addressing potential climate problems.
Our recycling program features large 96-gallon recycling bins that will be collected every week and their contents recycled properly. See our chart below about what materials should and should not be recycled!