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Financial Benefits of Recycling

Financial benefits of a business recycling program

There is money in recycling.

There is also financial benefit for communities that recycle because there will be reduced costs of waste disposal or recycling. You think recycling is expensive? Consider these facts: aluminum cans are the most valuable item in your bin. Aluminum can recycling helps fund the entire curbside collection. It’s the only packaging material that more than covers the cost of collection and reprocessing for itself.

Done on a nationwide scale, recycling has a huge impact in on the economy in terms of jobs, energy cost reduction, and resources conservation. Lately, as the price of oil increases, people have become more aware of the huge impact of recycling, particularly in reducing plastic waste material coming from the bottled water and beverage industry.

Businesses that recycle can reap the following for their recycling efforts:


  • Reduced disposal costs
  • Reduced costs for office supplies (disposable cups, utensils, etc,)
  • Revenue from sale of collected recycles from Midwest Fiber Recycling
  • Positive company and community image

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Study Confirms the Financial Benefits of Recycling

Financial Benefits of Being Green

Do the Benefits of Recycling Outweigh the Costs?

Recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries.