Recycling Materials

Learn More About Recycling Materials

Paper

•  Newspapers can take 5 + years to decompose in a landfill
•  Paper can be recycled up to 6 times before the fibers become too small to use – but think of how many trees can be spared by recycling 6 times!
•  Paper recycling process is kind of like doing the laundry with water, detergents and driers. The water is pressed out between large rollers until a new “paper sheet” or “web” is created.
•  The U. S. Postal Service delivers more than 87 billion pieces of junk mail every year

Recycling 1 Ton of Paper Saves:

•  17 Trees
•  Enough fuel to run the average car for 1,260 miles
•  Enough power for the average home for 6 months
•  3.2 cubic yards of landfill space
•  60 pounds of air pollution

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Recycled Paper Can Make:​

  • New Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Egg Cartons
  • Masking Tape
  • Toilet Paper
  • Newsprint
  • Sheetrock
  • Notebook Paper
  • Kitty Litter
  • Dust Mask
  • Facial Tissues
  • Paper Plates
  • Model Globes
  • Etc. Etc. Etc

•  New Paper 
•  Paper Towels 
•  Egg Cartons
•  Masking Tape 
•  Toilet Tissue 
•  Newsprint
•  Sheetrock 

•  Notebook Paper 
•  Kitty Litter 
•  Dust Mask
•  Facial Tissues 
•  Paper Plates 
•  Model Globes
•  Etc., Etc., Etc., 

Plastic

•  Plastic can be recycled over and over again without losing its’ quality
•  Plastic is so versatile – it is used in almost everything
•  Plastic accounts for the largest “litter” group in America
•  Plastics should never be sent to a landfill!! What a huge waste!

A Few Items Made From Recycled Plastic

  • Carpet
  • Clothing
  • Strapping
  • Plastic Piping
  • Lawn/Garden Items
  • Plastic Lumber
  • Buckets
  • Crates
  • Auto Parts
  • The List Goes On and On!!!

•  Carpet
•  Clothing 
•  Strapping
•  Plastic Piping
•  Lawn/Garden Items

•  Plastic Lumber
•  Buckets
•  Crates
•  Auto Parts
•  The List Goes On and On!!!

Decomposition Time Frames (When buried in a land fill)

Plastic Bag → 20+ Years

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Plastic Bottle → 500 + Years

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Plastic Cup250 +Years

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Glass

•  Glass doesn’t break down even when left to the harshest of elements
•  Glass, buried in a landfill, will never decompose, it will still be the same a thousand years later
•  Glass can be recycled over and over without ever losing its purity or quality
•  Recycled glass melts at a lower temperature than virgin glass takes to make, which saves energy
•  Why let it go to a landfill?
•  Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

A Few Items Made From Recycled Plastic Glass

  • New Glass Containers
  • Fiberglass Insulation
  • Road
  • Beds
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Glasphalt Mirrors
  • Light Bulbs
  • Windows
  • Light Covers
  • Decorations
  • Perfume Bottles
  • Reflective Beads for Highway
  • Used in Sand Blasting
  • SO MUCH MORE!!

•  New Glass Containers
•  Fiberglass Insulation
•  Road
•  Beds
•  Concrete Blocks
•  Glasphalt Mirrors
•  Light Bulbs
•  Windows

•  Light Covers
•  Decorations
•  Perfume Bottles
•  Reflective Beads for Highway
•  Used in Sand Blasting
•  SO MUCH MORE!!

Aluminum & Steel​

•  Aluminum cans take 80 + years to breakdown when buried in a land fill
•  Recycled cans save 95% of the energy needed to create new from natural ore
•  Recycling steel saves 74% of the energy used to produce from raw material
•  Aluminum and steel can both be recycled endlessly without losing its quality
•  Recycling one (1) aluminum can saves enough energy to operate a TV or computer for 3 hours
•  4 dog food cans conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for 25 hours
•  In as little as 60 days from pickup, a soda can will be back in circulation as a new consumer item

A Few Items Made From Aluminum/Tin/Steel Window Frames

  • Highway Signs
  • Storm Doors
  • Pie Plates
  • Thumbtacks
  • Drink Cans
  • Car Parts
  • Food Cans
  • Parts of Bicycles
  • Rebar

•  Highway Signs
•  Storm Doors
•  Pie Plates
•  Thumbtacks
•  Drink Cans
•  Car Parts

•  Food Cans
•  Parts of a Bicycles
•  Rebar

Cardboard

•  Two types of cardboard – Paperboard and Corrugate Cardboard
•  Like paper, cardboard can be recycled up to about six (6) times
•  Paperboard also known as chipboard or boxboard is very stiff, flat cardboard that is sometimes coated with substances that give it a glossy sheen.  Example:  Cereal, Tissue and Shoe boxes
•  Corrugated Cardboard is made by sandwiching wavy, fluted pieces of paper between two or more sheets of paper to create a very strong product for shipping

A Few Items Made From Cardboard/Paperboard

  • Shoe Boxes
  • Paper Bags
  • Junk Mail
  • New Cardboard
  • Paper backing on shingles
  • Paperboard
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Cardboard Medium
  • Egg Cartons
  • Cereal Boxes

•  Shoe Boxes
•  Paper Bags
•  Junk Mail
•  New Cardboard
•  Paper backing on shingles
•  Paperboard

•  Paper Towel Rolls
•  Cardboard Medium
•  Egg Cartons
•  Cereal Boxes