Recycling keeps reusable items out of the landfills, which in turn offers many benefits:
- Recycling can save you money – Austin Resource Recovery provides bundled services to manage your trash, recycling and yard trimmings. Costs are based on your trash cart size. Recycling as much as possible may allow you to downsize to a smaller trash cart, which will save you money on your monthly utility bill.
- Recycling saves natural resources – By recycling, we save natural resources from being used to create new products. In addition, creating products from recycled content releases fewer greenhouse gases than mining or harvesting new materials.
- Recycling saves energy – Recycling saves energy that would otherwise be used to extract, process and transport virgin materials.
Recycling reduces landfill dependence– Landfills are one of the largest sources of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that is 21 to 75 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills reduces the amount of methane and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.