Why are residential waste collection and recycling related?
Individuals can significantly reduce the volume of residential waste going in their container each week simply by re-using and recycling. By recycling, not only are waste volumes reduced, but there is also a decrease in associated costs for the community. Finally, by reducing the amount of materials being thrown away, the environment can grow and flourish due to the lack of energy and raw materials needed to make new items.
Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:
192 pounds - Aluminum cans
65,900 pounds - Commercial cardboard
848 pounds - Corrugated cardboard
1,793 pounds - Newspaper
647 pounds - Plastic grades #1 and #2
99,360 pounds - Yard waste and CAPS
Last week, a total of 84.37 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill.