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​​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, Composting, and Household Hazardous Waste Grants

The 2022-2023 grant period is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on the 2023-2024 grant program.​​

Important documents for grant recipients can be found below. For more information, contact Grant White​ at (502) 782-6474. 


Recycling Planning Guides

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