This equals 64% in energy savings, 58% in water savings and 60 pounds less in air pollution as compared to producing new paper.
According to the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), paper recycling has been at or above 63% every year since 2009 and 96% of Americans (268 million) have access to community recycling programs
Paper recovery exceeded 52 million tons in 2016, which is more than twice the amount of paper sent to landfills, by weight
More paper is recovered for recycling from municipal waste streams than glass, plastic, steel and aluminum combined
Through paper recycling, AF&PA member companies avoided greenhouse gas emissions of more than 20 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents each year
In fiscal year 2017, the Transfer Station recycled 418,060 pounds of paper, which means 209 tons of material was diverted from the solid waste stream and save the town $17,867 in disposal fees.
Recycling Paper at the Transfer Station
New signage installed indicates where paper goes (with the cardboard) and what kind can be recycled. There is also a section specifically for newsprint and magazines.
Paper board - cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, egg cartons
office paper and unpadded envelopes
newspapers and magazines
Avoid Contaminated Paper
Contaminated paper spoils the load and cannot be recycled. Please do not mix in paper that has been contaminated with food, such as take out packaging, coffee cups, or paper towels/tissues and plastic-padded envelopes.