Recycling FAQs

Did You Know….

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours – or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gas.
  • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.
  • Once an aluminum can is recycled, it can be part of a new can within six weeks.
  • 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute.
  • A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling one pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes.
  • Every ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,000 pounds of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone.