Metal Recycling Bellevue | Western Washington

What is Recycling?

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment.

Benefits of Recycling

Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators. Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals. Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials. Saves energy.

Other Benefits of Recycling

Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change. Helps sustain the environment for future generations. Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.

Average American

The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day, adding to the grand total of about 254 million tons of trash the United States accumulates per year. American communities recycled and composted nearly 35% of municipal solid waste in 2013, diverting 87 million tons to recovery according to the U.S EPA. Use the "Recycling Explorer" below to learn what to recycle and how.