Division of Waste Management
Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs
Why should I care about recycling?
Recycling in the U.S. is a $236-billion-a-year industry. Companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products. The average American discards seven and one-half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into landfills, where it’s compacted and buried. Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills. Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials (for example, manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95 percent less energy). Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.
Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grants
- 2016-2017 Recycling, HHW Collection and Composting Grant Recipients
- 2016-2017 Recycling Grant Application Packet
- 2016-2017 Household Hazardous Waste Grant Application Packet
- Recycling Grant Quarterly Report Form
- Volume to Weight Conversion Table
- General Information on Recycling Equipment
- Household Hazardous Waste Grant Management Handbook
- Household Hazardous Waste Grant Close-out Report Form
Recycling Planning Guides
Need Recycling Equipment?
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