Doc's Roll Off partners with local recycling companies by providing them with customized recycling baler programs for just about any item you have to recycle. We want our customers to know the value of recycling and waste diversion.
Solid Waste and Landfills
About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material.
Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted.
The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing county in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.Out of every $10 spent buying things, $1 (10%) goes for packaging that is thrown away. Packaging represents about 65% of household trash.
On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfills, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.
A used aluminum can is recycled and back on he grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That's closed loop recycling at its finest!
Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours-- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. That's a big number!
If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
The average household throws away 13,00 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail.Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic years of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away! Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.
Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups every year.
Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recycleable!
The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt bulb for four hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill.
These recycling facts have been compiled from various sources. For more recycling information, please feel free to visit:
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