THE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING
Recycling reduces waste that goes to landfills and produces revenue for our city.
Besides reducing waste, recycling also:
Recycling one aluminum can saves as much electricity as it takes to run a television for three hours.
Conserves Natural Resources:
Recycling a four-foot stack of the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper produces as much paper pulp
as a 40-foot pine tree. Bottles and jars can be used to replace high grade sand, soda ash, limestone
and feldspar in making new bottles.
Improves the Environment:
Pollutants from manufacturing processes are reduced through recycling–50% for paper
and 90% for aluminum
Strengthens the Economy:
Reclaiming resources from our waste puts money back into the local economy and provides
many jobs in the recycling industry.