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How to Recycle


The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day, adding to the grand total of about 254 million tons of trash the United States accumulates per year. American communities recycled and composted nearly 35% of municipal solid waste in 2013, diverting 87 million tons to recovery according to the U.S. EPA. Use the "Recycling Explorer" below to learn what to recycle and how.

Recycling Explorer


Aluminum
Glass
Paper
Electronics
Plastic Bags & Film
Steel
Plastic Containers
Food Scraps
Automotive
Yard Debris
Household Hazardous Waste