The People of Lackawanna County are recycling
at a rate
near 50%! That means the people,
businesses and schools of Lackawanna County are separating their daily
and only throwing away half of it. The
rest is going to manufacturing companies to be recycled into new
products. Are you with us?
Studies show the average American generates
4 lbs of waste per day. The PA
Department of Environmental Protection [PA DEP] assigns 0.8 ton of
person per year. That figures includes
commercial waste. What we pull out of
the waste stream and recycle or reuse is up
to each of us. Businesses and
municipalities report recycling tonnage to the state each year. That’s our recycling %!
There are areas in the USA setting a goal of
ZERO WASTE. We
are 50% there, proud of it and moving
forward. Thank you for doing your
We the People of Lackawanna County are saving natural resources; cutting landfill costs; and creating jobs by Recycling and Reducing our waste!
There are also Renewable Resources such as trees
that can be replanted. Look at the
materials below and the natural resources used to make them.
Let’s recycle and save the natural resources.
- Plastic OIL , Petroleum Products
- Aluminum Bauxite Ore hard to find and mine out of the Earth
- Steel Iron Ore
- Glass Sand
- Paper Trees
Materials defined by the PA DEP in Act 101 to
were accepted at the recycling center at
no cost. That is still true today. These include plastic bottles and jars; clear
and colored glass bottles and jars; steel and aluminum cans; high grade
paper, newsprint, corrugated cardboard and leaf waste.