Recycling Saves Resources
Recycling protects the environment and reduces the need to extract virgin materials, including oil — recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of nearly 4 barrels of oil. Our local recycling and composting efforts helped save the equivalent of over 10 million gallons of gasoline in 2011! In addition, 17 trees are saved by recycling one ton of paper.
Recycling Saves Energy
Last year, 120,000 tons of materials were recycled or composted at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility. By keeping these valuable resources out of the landfill, we significantly decreased carbon dioxide and methane
emissions and saved enough energy to power all the houses in Napa for nearly three months!
Recycling Saves Jobs
Did you know that the recycling industry in California employs as many people (85,000) as the film industry? And, for every ton of material that is recycled, instead of wasted in incinerators and landfills, 10 times more jobs are created in recycling sorting, and 25 times more jobs are created in recycling manufacturing. Check out more info on the "Recycling Means Business" page.
Recycling Saves Money
Recycling is more efficient than wasting and costs us all less. Recycling and yardwaste collection is free with your service, and your monthly rate is determined by the size of your garbage container. The bigger the cart, the more you pay...save money by reducing your waste!