Did you know that over 95% of
the recyclables collected at the curb get recycled? All this
recycling helps us conserve our natural resources and our land space,
as well as decrease our water and air pollution.
What is Recycling?
Recycling takes our used products and makes them into raw materials for
new products. More and more products on the shelves today are being
made partially or entirely out of recycled materials.
Common household items made from recycled materials include newspapers,
paper towels, aluminum and steel cans, plastic and glass drink
containers, and plastic laundry detergent bottles.
Recycled materials can also be found in items such as roadway asphalt
(recycled glass; shingles; concrete debris) or in carpeting, park
benches, and pedestrian bridges (recycled plastic).
Creating products from recycled materials uses up to 95% less energy.
It creates less air and water pollution, making the air more pleasant
to breathe and the water better for drinking while protecting our
natural resources for future generations.
Reduces the amount
of trash in the landfill.
Requires less energy than
making new products.
Conserves natural resources.
Recycling Fact: In
Minnesota, the recycling industry creates more than 19,000 jobs and
creates $3.48 billion in gross economic activity every year. Recycling
helps your community in many ways.