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Education Is Key

Royal Waste Services, Inc. is a comprehensive waste reduction, recovery and recycling program that can make a major difference on the environment as well as on your bottom line. Royal is committed to helping us save the planet, but it all starts with education and commitment to our environment.

Take the time to research a little about recycling and composting, and discover how you and Royal can make a real difference to our future.

Some Interesting Facts About Recycling

Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.

Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.

Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.

Recycling just one glass jar saves enough electricity to light an 11 watt CFL bulb for 20 hours.

Americans throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12-foot-high wall from Seattle to NY.

According to a recent Yale University/EPA study, the U.S. recycles less than 22% of its discarded materials.

About Organic Composting

The term “organic” as it relates to the environment is anything living or that has once lived. Decomposer organisms will eat all dead organic materials, but they will not eat inorganic materials, such as rocks and plastics. Over time, inorganic materials will break into smaller and smaller pieces, but no organism in our current environment has the ability to digest inorganic materials. That’s why they stay in our environment for centuries or longer.

Organic materials represent some of the heaviest parts of waste by volume. Composting these materials allow you to reduce the amount of garbage your carter collects, reducing your waste management bill while aiding the environment. Organics decomposing in landfills release harmful amounts of methane, a gas that traps heat in the atmosphere 20 times more effectively that carbon dioxide.

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Leading Sources of Methane Pollution

Information courtesy of The United States Environmental Protection Agency

Low-Cost Composting Equipment

The NYC Compost Project sells at-cost compost bins and equipment suitable for urban composting to NYC residents. Items must be picked up (all fit easily into a vehicle); delivery is not available. Click HERE to learn more!

Educational Links & Resources

Learn more about recycling and composting. Check out the follwing links to find out more about how you can help the environment.... and your bottom line.

Recycling Resources

Organics Resources

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