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250 Million Tons of Trash–Break it Down! — Dave’s Diary

 

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The City of Yakima is considering implementing a new curbside recycling program.  The citizen’s survey says there is quite a bit of interest…and why not when you consider Americans throw away 251 million tons of trash each year, before recycling:

  • 34% paper
  • 13% yard trimmings
  • 12% food scraps
  • 12% plastics
  • 9% wood and other
  • 8% metals
  • 7% rubber, leather, and textiles
  • 5% glass

 

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