In 2009, the seven Huntingdon County Drop-off locations recycled 381 tons of materials.
- In 2009, one mandated curbside program within Huntingdon County recycled 95 tons of materials and 613 tons of yard waste.
- 35% of our waste stream was recycled.
- 23,601tons of garbage was disposed of in Huntingdon County in 2009.
- 12,868 tons including yard and leaf waste were recycled in 2009.
- Aluminum recycling uses 95% less energy than manufacturing aluminum from natural resources.
- Recycling a 12 ounce aluminum beverage can saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for three and one half hours or operate a television set for three hours.Every ton of glass recycled saves about nine gallons of fuel oil.
- Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to operate a TV for about 3 hours or light a 100 watt bulb for about 4 hours.
- Every ton of paper that is not land filled saves 3 cubic yards of landfill space.
- The average American throws out his own weight in packaging every month.
- There are more than 46 different types of plastic in common use.
- Plastic soda bottles are made of PET (Polyethyleneterapthlate).
- Recycled PET can be made into bathtubs, shower stalls, sinks, carpeting, fiberfill, landfill liners, geotextiles and apparel.
- Mixed plastic can be made into plastic wood for car stops, picnic benches, boat docks, fence posts and other uses where wood is used.
- It takes 20 trees to keep one baby in disposable diapers for two years.
- Reduce waste by purchasing products that are durable, repairable, recyclable and have minimal packaging.
- Pennsylvania has over 850 curbside programs serving 8.5 million people. This is 75% of the population.
- Pennsylvania is recycling over 35% of its waste.