Recycling Facts and Tips

How Long Does it take?

"Decompose: "To Break Down"

Paper....................1 Month

Tin Can....................100 Years

Aluminum Can....................500 years

Glass Bottle....................500 Years or More

Plastic Milk Jugs....................NEVER!!

Benefits of Recycling

Reduces Your Trash, Saves Natural Resources,

Extends the Life of our Landfill, Saves Energy,

Reduces Pollution, Reduces Litter,

Creates Jobs

Recycling Expands the Economy

For every 10,000 tons of solid waste going to landfills, one job is created. However, if kept out of the landfill, the same 10,000 tons can create 10 recycling jobs, or 75 materials reuse jobs.

25,000 Jobs in Missouri Recycling Industries. Waste and Scrap are one of Missouri's top ten exports totalin $451 million dollars in 2012. Current waste recover is 48% of the resources, Missouri is setting a new goal of 75% waste diversion, which will create 1.5 million new jobs by 2030.