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The inception of Valencia’s recycling program, which began in February 2007, included only the collection of mixed paper. Since that time there has been a remarkable and steady reduction of our carbon footprint.

Recycle bins at Valencia's downtown center

Recycle bins at Valencia's downtown center

In October 2008, the program expanded to include mixed paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Valencia receives a per-pound rebate from collected recyclables from the college’s recycling company. So far, more than 43 tons of recyclables have been processed, which converts to a savings of $3,529.50 to the college.

Bottom Line: Each ton (2,000 pounds) of recycled paper/cardboard converts to a savings of approximately 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water.

(Reprinted from Valencia Recycling Facts and StatisticsSummer/Fall 2009 VITAE Magazine)

Go Valencia!

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2 Responses

  1. I am looking at purchasing recycling bins for a public park in Portland, Oregon. I really like the style of these recycling bins. Could you please refer me to the manufacturer of these bins? I would really appreciate it.

    Spencer

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