Benefits of Recycling

There are many environmental and social benefits to recycling. It just feels good knowing you're helping to protect this great big planet we all call home. A little bit from everyone really can go a long way.
Thanks for being a part of the change. 



Reducing our Carbon FootprintReducing our Carbon Footprint<div class="ExternalClassE3644A99A6484C74BE83D0E9DB03415E"><p>​Recycling uses less energy and produces less pollution than making things from scratch.</p><p><br></p></div>
Saving space at our landfillSaving space at our landfill<div class="ExternalClassBF29D7BA0274465ABCEB9A0F94784044"><p>​It's estimated that 25 percent of the material going to the landfill in Lethbridge is recyclable. By removing these materials we can extend the life of our landfill. </p><p><br></p></div>
Meaningful Community ActionMeaningful Community Action<div class="ExternalClass6ACCA590100243739132972F246B943A"><p>Being an active recycler is contributing to change in our community. It sets an example for others and contributes to a cleaner, more sustainable future for Lethbridge.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Building AwarenessBuilding Awareness<div class="ExternalClass92D4851C20F242E6BCAD39EF9355ADA2"><p>​<span style="color:#333333;line-height:107%;font-family:"segoe ui", sans-serif;font-size:10.5pt;">Recycling programs help open up the conversation about how we manage waste within our families, schools, businesses and our entire community. It helps us become more conscious about our environment and what we need to do to protect it.</span><br></p></div>

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