Sacramento Recycling Facts

Sacramento has long been a leader for recycling programs. Many municipalities around the country look at Sacramento as a model for their own community’s recycling operations. Recycling is really about a legacy. What legacy will you leave behind? Over your lifetime, you could generate up to 90,000 pounds of trash. How much of that are you recycling?

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Recycling is a smart move that everyone benefits from. Consider these recycling facts compiled by Waste Management of Sacramento:

Recycling one ton of aluminum:

  • Saves 14,000 kWh of energy
  • Saves 39.6 barrels (1,663 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 237.6 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 10 cubic yards of landfill space

Recycling one ton of cardboard:

  • Saves 390 kWh of energy
  • Saves 1.1 barrels (46 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 6.6 million Btu’s of energy

Recycling one ton of glass:

  • Saves 42 kWh of energy
  • Saves 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 714,286 Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 2 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Saves 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

Recycling one ton of paper:

  • Saves 4,100 kWh of energy
  • Saves 9 barrels (380 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 54 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Saves 60 pounds of air pollutants being released
  • Saves 7,000 gallons of water
  • Saves 17 trees

Recycling one ton of plastic:

  • Saves 5,774 kWh energy
  • Saves 16.3 barrels (685 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 98 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space

Clearly, recycling can have a major impact all across our lives. At your home, you might be involved in “classic” recycling of paper, plastics and metal from all the stuff you toss out on a regular basis. But you don’t have to stop there. When you hire Junk King Sacramento, you’re hiring a company who is all about recycling. They’ll strive to recycle most of what gets loaded onto their truck including furniture, clothing, e-waste and even construction debris. If you’re looking for the perfect recycling partner for all your unwanted junk, then look no further than Junk King Sacramento.