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Reasons to Recycle


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  1. Reduction of Waste - It is estimated less than 40% of Kandiyohi County households recycle. On a daily basis, the average American generates 4.40 pounds of waste according to Reducing the amount of waste will result in lower fees for garbage services by having a smaller cart or lengthening the time between pickups.
  2. Good For Our Environment, Nature and Wildlife - Recycling requires less energy and natural resources than creation of new products from virgin materials. Making goods from recyclable materials also generates less water pollution and avoids any groundwater seepage.
  3. Preservation of Landfill Space - Landfill space is limited. Current recycling rates in Kandiyohi County divert 6,200 tons of waste per year from being landfilled.
  4. Demand for New Products - Innovative products are introduced regularly using recycled materials. The demand creates new jobs and strong local economies.


Household Hazardous Waste Center: 320-231-3587