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RECYCLING    

Contact Information:

407.518-2170 sanitation@kissimmee.org

Recycling saves money, preserves our natural resources, conserves energy, prevents pollution and protects our environment.

Remember BLUE is the way to go GREEN!

 

  

WHY RECYCLE?

Resource Conservation

Recycling conserves the world's scarce natural resources by using recycled materials instead of trees, metal ores, minerals, oil and other raw materials harvested from the earth.  

Energy Conservation

Recycling saves energy by reducing the need to process new material, which usually requires more energy than the recycling process. Recycling aluminum saves 92% of the energy required to make the material from scratch.

Pollution Reduction

Products made using recycled rather than raw materials use significantly less energy, which translates into less burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. When burned, these fuels release pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide.

Recycling Saves Money

Recycling saves about $50 per ton of trash (a ton can be compared to the weight of a small car). This keeps the garbage rates down.

Fewer Greehouse Gas Emissions

Recycling reduces emissions of greenhouse gases.

Land Conservation

Do you want a landfill in your backyard? Recycling minimizes the materials going to the landfill, thereby slowing the growth of landfills and preserving our land.