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Metal

Aluminum is a particularly important material to divert from landfills. Recycling aluminum instead of trashing it reduces both air and water pollution by more than 95 percent, and uses far less energy than mining and processing raw aluminum ore. Despite these benefits, in 1994 only about 38 percent of the aluminum cans in the U.S. were being recycled.

You can put the following measures into place to reduce the amount of metal going into the landfill by 0.3 percent:

  • provide curbside recycling of tin and aluminum containers
  • recycle the aluminum left at drop-off recycling dumpsters placed throughout the city
  • allow residents to drop off metal recyclables, including scrap metal, at city recycling centers

These measures will cost $5 to $15 thousand dollars.


   
 

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