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Westminster's Recycling Stream

Westminster's Recycling Stream

Environmental Center Fellows dug through recycling bags to find out what was actually being recycled! Hogle, Stock, Malouf-Dick, Shaw, Giovale Library, HWAC, and Bamberger were chosen as representative buildings and sampled. Here are the total numbers, which are then further broken down by building. Click here to see the building breakdown document.

 

Recyclables: Volume (gal) Weight (lbs.)
Plastics: 42.25 17.285
Aquafina water bottles 8.25 3.73
Other drink bottles 29 12.56
Other 5 0.995
Paper: 54.25 21.43
Newspaper 8.5 7.195
Printer paper 33.25 10.675
Other 12.5 3.56
Metal: 1.55 0.51
Aluminum 1.55 0.45
Tin   0.06
Other    
Cardboard: 30.25 6.025
  30.25 6.025
Glass: 0.3 1.365
Brown    
Green/Clear 0.3 1.365
     
Non-Recyclables: 23.5 10.755
Landfill 23.5 10.755

 

While recycling items is better than throwing away things, re-use is still the best option.