Why should I recycle?

You know the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) – now let’s talk about the three E’s:  Energy, Economy, and Environment. Recycling saves energy because the manufacturer doesn't have to produce something new from raw natural resources. When energy consumption goes down, production costs go down. Savings are passed on to the consumer, and when recycled products are purchased, a demand for more recycled goods is promoted. This improves the economy. Waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment, including the land, air, and water. Recycling reduces the need for more landfills, where harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released into the air and land. By recycling, you are actively improving the planet’s overall health by helping keep the air, water and land clean.

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1. Why should I recycle?
2. Is food waste collection available in the City of Eugene?
3. What items are accepted into commingled curbside recycling collection?
4. How can I find a garbage hauler?
5. How do I properly dispose of items that are not accepted into the commingled recycling bins?
6. Where can I find out more about garbage hauling rates in Eugene?