Reasons to Recycle

Environment and our Planet
The world’s population has increased the demand for materials. Recycling keeps our resources in use for as long as possible. This reduces the amount of virgin materials that need to be mined, harvested and processed, which significantly decreases energy use and environmental pollution.

Decomposition of materials in landfills produces toxic gasses and leachate that are released into our environment. According to the EPA, landfills are the second largest producer of methane emissions in the United States.

When people work together towards a common goal, it builds and strengthens communities. Creating awareness about recycling encourages community engagement through environmental issues. Trashpro works with both large and small companies, whenever possible to educate people about their waste stream and to evaluate best options to recycle to meet each customer’s specific need.

Plastic and Bottles

By some estimates, recycling creates ten times more jobs than traditional landfill disposal. The labor needed to sort and process materials creates local jobs in the green economy. Most of the materials that are sorted get sent to local processors and manufacturers. Keeping recyclable materials in the region strengthens the local economy and reduces transportation costs and the emissions associated with them.