“Earth Day marks a perfect opportunity for us to showcase our commitment to the forward-thinking communities of Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Ulster, Rockland and Westchester Counties,” says James Devlin, ReCommunity CEO, “and to celebrate the communities’ recycling efforts which helped create more jobs and a better future.”
Hudson Valley Sustainability Report Highlights
ReCommunity’s Hudson Valley facility opened one year ago today. Residents helped produced 65,923 tons of recyclable materials in 2012. Within all those tons, we found the following facts.
What’s contained in 65,923 tons of recyclable material in Hudson Valley?
25,314,322 aluminum cans or enough aluminum to build 5 jumbo jet airliners
206,625,113 plastic bottles or the equivalent of saving 4,494,758 gallons of oil
8,037,974,810 sheets of paper or the equivalent of 677,817 trees
74,102,372 glass bottles or enough energy to power 17,764 computers for a week
What’s the economic impact of recovering 65,923 tons of recyclable materials?
132 jobs created
Additional environmental impacts of recovering 65,923 tons of recycled materials:
191,313 metric tons of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gases prevented, which equates to removing 35,039 cars from the road annually
84,758 cubic yards of landfill space saved, which equates to 4,913 Olympic-sized swimming pools filled with garbage
ReCommunity, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a leading recycling and recovery company that is focused on dramatically reducing the volume of landfilled waste. The company aims to lead a Recovery RevolutionTM by repositioning waste as a strategic community resource instead of a growing liability. With 36 facilities in 13 states, ReCommunity enables community partners to create additional revenue, create new jobs, and create a better future. For more information, visit www.ReCommunity.com.
County Executive Molinaro said, “Having ReCommunity located in our Dutchess County community is a win-win. This state of the art facility brings new jobs to the community and will be an important component in our efforts to increase the recycling rates in Dutchess County. ReCommunity’s simplified, single stream recycling expands the list of acceptable materials and makes recycling easy for residents.”