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  Municipal Solid Waste - Recycling
Recycling is a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers, and manufacturing raw materials into new products.
Recycled materials also are used in innovative applications such as recovered glass in roadway asphalt (glassphalt) or recovered plastic in carpeting, park benches, and pedestrian bridges.
While recycling has grown in general, recycling of specific materials has grown even more drastically: 50 percent of all paper, 34 percent of all plastic soft drink bottles, 45 percent of all aluminum beer and soft drink cans, 63 percent of all steel packaging, and 67 percent of all major appliances are now recycled.
www.epa.gov /epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/recycle.htm   (728 words)

  Recycling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
State support for recycling may be more expensive than alternatives such as landfill; recycling efforts in New York City in the USA cost $57 million per year.
Reuse is distinguished from recycling, where the good is reduced to a raw material and used in the making of a new good (example: crushing of bottles to make glass for new bottles).
Recycling is generally at its peak during wartime or energy shortages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Recycling   (1270 words)

 Recycling, by Jane S. Shaw: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Recycling is appealing because it seems to offer a way to simultaneously reduce the amount of waste disposed in landfills and to save natural resources.
The EPA proposed increasing the percentage of recycled solid waste from 13 percent to 25 percent by 1992.
The popular emphasis on recycling stems partly from two misconceptions: the view that landfills and incinerators are "bad," and the assumption that the nation is running out of landfill space.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Recycling.html   (1274 words)

 Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mission of the Recycling Office is to divert the maximum amount of materials possible from disposal by providing environmental leadership and education to promote waste reduction policies, commercial, municipal, and household recycling, and the purchase of recycled content products.
Recycling is collecting, processing, and reusing materials that would otherwise be thrown away.
Recycling diverts waste from being landfilled or incinerated, conserves energy since it takes less energy to produce new products from recycled materials and saves natural resources that sometimes cannot be replaced.
www.phila.gov /streets/recycling.html   (238 words)

The recycling day is determined by the hauler and residents should contact them for a calendar.
Recycling conserves trees, water and other natural resources by reducing what people throw away, and it returns valuable material to the industry for reuse.
The Pasco County Utilities Recycling Program is available for public presentations to schools, youth groups, civic associations, homeowners associations, etc. Topics discussed can include general waste reduction and recycling, Pasco County recycling opportunities, and the County Adopt-A-Road Program.
www.pascocountyfl.net /utilities/deptu/recycling.html   (1141 words)

 "Recycling ... Is Garbage" by John Tierney
Recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America: a waste of time and money, a waste of human and natural resources.
The E.P.A.'s five-year goal, to recycle 25 percent of municipal trash, was announced in a speech in early 1988 by J.
Recycling, which was originally justified as the only solution to a desperate national problem, has become a goal in itself-a goal so important that we must preserve the original problem.
www.williams.edu /HistSci/curriculum/101/garbage.html   (6596 words)

 The Environmental Literacy Council - Recycling
Recycling efforts date back to at least the eighteenth century when "rag-picking" was a source of income for scavengers.
Recycling scrap metal and paper were common in the 1940s as a part of the war effort, but Americans saw little need to recycle after World War II.
Recycling rates, though, remained low throughout the 1970s and early 1980s because disposal was inexpensive and there were few markets for recycled materials.
www.enviroliteracy.org /article.php/83.html   (664 words)

 Recycling and Composting Online
The latest in the world of recycling and waste reduction
Recycled paper and compost could both be key tools to control plant disease
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www.recycle.cc   (574 words)

 PSSI -- Stanford Recycling Center
The rules for recycling plastics are determined by technology and supply and demand economics.
It does not matter if the recycling symbol is not on the bag or if a certain number is inside the chasing arrows on the bag.
If recycled, the raw material from those bottles could be used to make 74 million square feet of carpet, 74 million extra large T-shirts, or 16 million sweaters, among other things.
recycling.stanford.edu /recycling/caq_plastic.html   (2769 words)

 PCU Waste Recycling
Recycling is also important for social, economic, and environmental reasons.
Through the yard waste recycling program, leaves, branches, and other forms of yard waste are processed into mulch that is available to the public free of charge.
The Pinellas County reef construction program is an innovative way to recycle demolition and construction debris such as old bridges or boats.
pubgis.co.pinellas.fl.us /pcuweb_live/solid_waste/recycle.cfm   (598 words)

The cycle in "recycle" happens when the items we sort from the trash are made into a new product which is put to use a second time.
Recycling collection is part of a comprehensive service package available to any resident or business of the unincorporated area.
The County sponsors recycling drop-off at the Buena Vista Landfill and the Ben Lomond Transfer Station.
www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us /recycle.htm   (1245 words)

 City of Ottawa - Garbage and Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Recyclable items should be loose in your recycling box with heavier materials at the top to avoid litter in your neighborhood.
Recycling blue and fl boxes are provided to each municipal street address and replacements are available for damaged bins.
Recycling is a good step but only one step in improving our environment.
www.city.ottawa.on.ca /gc/recycling_en.shtml   (262 words)

 Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each hauler is required to inform its customers how to process recyclables for curbside collection and customers recycle in accordance to their hauler's collection procedures.
It is recommended that you place your recycling bin on the opposite side of your driveway from your garbage container.
The recycling bin should be placed near the curb by 7 a.m.
www.ci.oakdale.mn.us /Recycle.htm   (774 words)

 City of Roseville - Curbside Recycling Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roseville provides the curbside pickup of recyclables for residential homes (single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and townhomes) and recycling carts in central locations at apartment and condominium complexes.
Recyclable materials are now collected from residential homes and townhomes every other week on the same weekday as your garbage pickup.
The curbside recycling program is funded in part by the recycling fee included on municipal utility bills.
www.ci.roseville.mn.us /info/recycle/recycle.htm   (523 words)

 Arlington County's Recycling Programs
Numbers are collected for both refuse and recycling and are utilized to determine the County’s recycling rate for the year.
Recycling used materials into new ones reduces the consumption of natural resources; so do source reduction – preventing waste at the source – and reuse.
The economic benefits of recycling are often overlooked, even though the industry generates $236 billion in annual revenues and employs approximately 1.1 million people, according to a study by the National Recycling Coalition.
www.co.arlington.va.us /Departments/EnvironmentalServices/swd/EnvironmentalServicesSwdRecycling.aspx   (402 words)

 Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If we look at the Recycling rates for the major cities in the United States it is obvious we have a big opportunity for improving our efforts in Recycling.
Recycling means collecting, processing, marketing, and ultimately using materials that were once discarded.
Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74% of the energy used to produce them from raw materials.
www.solcomhouse.com /recycling.html   (1410 words)

Recycling is mandatory for every resident, business, office and institution in the city of Pittsburgh.
All of the recycling drop-off sites except the Public Works (P.W.) divisions are open year-round from Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m.
The Recycling Division is recruiting volunteers to represent the City as "Buster" the recycling raccoon.
www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us /pw/html/recycling.html   (485 words)

 Keep America Beautiful The Nation's Largest Community Improvement Network
In 2001, more than 452 million pounds of polystyrene were recycled back into foam egg cartons, lunch trays, transport packaging, and audio and videocassette cases.  Polystyrene foodservice packaging (like clamshells) is not generally recycled because it is not economically sustainable.
Recycling adds value to the U.S. economy. ; According to a U.S. Recycling Economic Information (REI) study, funded through the U.S. EPA, the recycling industry comprises about 56,000 establishments that employ over 1.1 million people.  These businesses generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion, and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues.  View the full study.
Drop-off or "convenience centers" are locations in a community where recyclables are accepted for collection.  Residents are responsible to take materials to these facilities.  Communities that have curbside collection may also have drop-off for certain types of recyclables.  Learn more about the value of drop-off recycling.
www.kab.org /partners.asp?id=534&rid=535   (1768 words)

 DPW, Bureau of Solid Waste - City of Baltimore, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Recycling is essential to the future of our planet.
Aluminum, glass, paper, and plastics are the most useful recyclables at present.
By recycling these ordinary throwaways we can contribute to the wealth and well-being of ourselves and our world.
www.baltimorecity.gov /government/dpw/recycle.html   (361 words)

 Andover Recycles
The Andover Recycling Program is a community effort sponsored jointly by the Andover Recycling Committee and the Department of Public Works.
CRT and TV/electronics collection event for recycling will be held at West Middle School on Saturday, May 20 and June 17, 2006, and that for Household Hazardous Waste at West Elementary School on Saturday, May 13, 2006.
Know what materials can be recycled; know how and where to dispose of hazardous wastes properly; take the time to collect, organize and dispose of recyclables appropriately.
andoverma.gov /recycle   (394 words)

 Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apartment residents in many of the apartment complexes throughout Columbia, Missouri, have a "designated recycling day" whereby a recycling container is placed on site one day each week at their apartment complex.
Recycling Containers are rotated throughout the week; each container servicing three different complexes per week.
Recyclable materials collected from businesses will be similar to the recyclables currently being collected from residents (click here to view materials acceptable for blue bag/commingled recycling).
www.gocolumbiamo.com /PublicWorks/Solidwaste/recycling.html#MRF   (1217 words)

 Environment, Health and Safety: Recycling
Sun's recycling programs consistently divert tons of materials from landfills, and save literally hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Recycling and trash bins located in each office, in conference rooms, break areas and copy rooms allow and encourage employees to recycle materials, including:
Old fluorescent light tubes are accumulated and sent for recovery and recycling of heavy metals (mercury) in the tubes, the steel caps, and the glass itself
www.sun.com /aboutsun/ehs/ehs-recycling_waste.html   (393 words)

 NRDC: Cities & Green Living: Recycling
Recycling also protects habitat, reduces the need for landfills, and curbs pollution.
NRDC promotes increased recycling, with a special focus on New York City, where we work to improve and monitor the city's curbside pickup program.
NRDC was instrumental in persuading the federal government to demand paper with at least 30 percent postconsumer recycled content from its suppliers, a step that dramatically increased demand for recycled paper.
www.nrdc.org /cities/recycling   (238 words)

 WM Services - Recycling
Waste Management has had a history of leadership in the recycling industry - as the first major company to offer private homes paper and metal recycling or as the company testing the latest in innovative sorting technologies to make single-stream recycling programs easy and cost effective for commercial accounts.
Waste Management Recycle America (WMRA), Waste Management's dedicated group for recycling, is focused on our role as an industry leader - offering communities and businesses more effective and affordable recycling options as well as providing manufacturers and end users with the secure, consistent stream of high-quality raw materials they need to maintain operational efficiency.
Residential single stream programs have greatly increased the recycling rates, recovering as much as three times the amount of recyclable materials.
www.wm.com /WM/services/recycling.asp   (346 words)

 The Recycling Consortium - recycle, reduce, reuse your waste in Bristol, UK
The Recycling Consortium - recycle, reduce, reuse your waste in Bristol, UK TRC strive for an environment where all communities in Bristol, and across the UK, are recycling, reusing and reducing their waste
The Recycling Consortium (TRC), based in Bristol, in the South West of the UK has recently merged with Network Recycling and SWAP to form Resource Futures Ltd, thereby achieving common ownership and direction.
There are also lots of fun activities aimed at primary and secondary pupils wanting to learn all about waste and recycling.
www.recyclingconsortium.org.uk   (460 words)

 Recycling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kerbside recycling has come to New Zealand, and every city from Auckland to Invercargill has leapt on to the band wagon.
Being a firm believer in democracy (well some of the time anyway), he surveys all the cities that are using this recycling method.
From these data he wishes to determine the city whose allocation scheme (if imposed on the rest of the country) would cause the least impact, that is would cause the smallest number of changes in the allocations of the other cities.
acm.uva.es /p/v1/154.html   (357 words)

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