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Recycling

Performance

2017 Recycling Performance

Waste Management managed over 15 million tons of material for beneficial
use in 2017, broken down as follows:

What We Recycled(in tons)
15.33Million TonsTotal Recycled Materials
Paper
9,025,439
Mixed Organics
3,376,683
Fly Ash
972,894
Glass
771,043

Metal
487,770
Plastic
433,040
C&D/Wood
115,036
E-Waste/Lamps
31,295
Other
121,608
Why We Recycled
  • To save 117.8 million mature trees
  • To fulfill the annual power needs of 1.59 million homes
  • To avoid 32.5 million metric tons of GHG emissions
  • To supply enough fresh water for 28.1 million people for a month
  • To meet the annual municipal waste needs of 27.9 million people
  • To save 63.2 billion gallons of water
  • To conserve 17.4 billion kWh of electricity
  • To preserve enough timber resources to produce 2 trillion sheets of printing and copy paper
  • To save 24.5 million cubic yards of landfill space
Where We Recycled
map of recycling facilities

Material Recovery Facilities

  • 44 Single Stream
  • 28 Paper Only or Other Commercial Materials
  • 14 Other
  • 11 Construction and Demolition Debris
  • 2 Dual Stream