Recyling in Topeka

What can be recycled?

  • Plastics #1, #2 and #5.
  • Newspaper.
  • Mixed Office Paper: Different colors, weights and types of office paper.
  • Metals: Steel and Aluminum Cans.
  • Cardboard: Corrugated Cardboard, Cereal Boxes and Brown Grocery Bags.
  • Magazine Stock: Old Magazines.
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why should you recycle?

Recycling conserves resources

When we recycle, materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources which will help to protect natural habitats for the future.

Recycling saves energy

Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials.

Recycling helps protect the environment

Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials all of which create air and water pollution.

As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.

Recycling reduces landfill

When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites decreases which reduces emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.