Use these tips to help raise our recycling
rate and promote proper sorting.
Something so beneficial shouldn’t be difficult. Confused about what you can recycle? Wondering how recycling helps stimulate our economy? We’ve got you covered with helpful info on why and how to recycle right.
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Recycling conserves energy and natural resources. It prevents pollution and creates jobs. So when we recycle more, we all benefit. In 2018, Alachua County’s overall recycling percentage was 68%, the third-highest in Florida! That’s really great work, but the higher it is, the better off we are!
Recycling aluminum cans requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce the same amount of aluminum from scratch.
Every ton of paper recycled saves 7,000 gallons of water and prevents 17 trees from having to be cut down.
Recycled plastic bottles and jars can be made into durable clothing.
Recycling steel requires 75% less energy than manufacturing new steel.
Thanks to our Pay-As-You-Throw program, the less garbage you produce, the less you pay.
Recycling allowed Alachua County’s Southwest Landfill to stay open four extra years, saving taxpayers money and providing jobs.
After you recycle materials, we take them to the mills to be repurposed and reused as other products. Thanks to your recycling efforts, we’re able to reduce our environmental impact. Keep it up!
What can and can’t be recycled? What if you don’t live in an area with curbside pickup service? Find the answers to these questions and more so you can make the biggest difference at home.Learn More
Businesses generate approximately two-thirds of all garbage in Alachua County. That means your company can have a huge positive impact on our community by recycling right.Commercial