Whether we’re at our business or home, finding new ways to use old or unwanted materials is always a good idea for helping to save money. When we concentrate our energies on increasing profits and reducing costs, every piece of garbage the ends up in the trash dumpster has the possibility to bring in money. When we make the decision to recycle, re-use, and re-sell, we not only contribute to environmental and economic well-being but we also take a less wasteful approach to our own finances.
The state of Connecticut has realized the power of recycling as a job creator and economic development generator. In the past calendar year, the state estimates the sales of recycled materials to be in excess of seven hundred and forty six million dollars. Since the state started selling its recycled materials six years ago, the total amount is more than five billion dollars. The state has also increased the employment level in this sector to almost five thousand jobs.
The decision to emphasize recycling has resulted in a decreased need for landfill space which saves taxpayers money while protecting valuable natural resources and improving quality of life for all residents.
WasteCare Wants You to Remember: If you’re paying garbage disposal fees and not recycling, you are letting money slip away every month! Look at the opportunities in your area for recycling, re-use, or re-sale and you’ll be surprised by what you can save.