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EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY!

April 22, 2019
Win an office recycling starter kit to get your company recycling right!

 Contest Winner Receives:
Free Recycling & Trash Bin Set  •  Free Waste Audit at Your Workplace  •  2 Dozen Donuts from Flyboy Donuts

Test your Recycling Knowledge

THE YES LIST

ALL MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY

Office paper, brown paper bags, paperback books (if less than 10), newspapers, magazines, clean cups, flyers and junk mail. Staples and paper clips are okay.

Cereal, tissue, dry food, detergent boxes, milk and juice cartons. Flatten boxes to save space.

Soda, water, juice, cleaning detergent, shampoo, lotion bottles, milk jugs, margarine and yogurt tubs. Lids are okay if EMPTY.

Steel, aluminum, tin, soup, tuna, empty aerosol cans and containers. Lids are okay if EMPTY.

Shredded Paper.  MUST BE BAGGED: Place all inside clear bag or plastic grocery bag and tie shut.

Bottles and Jars Only. Must be empty. *NOTICE* Glass is not accepted by all haulers or cities served by Millennium, check with your service provider.

For questions on what can be recycled in Sioux Falls, search the site or send us a message.

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Recycling FACTS

Recycle… it’s the Law! Sioux Falls has a mandatory recycling ordinance that bans recyclable material from the landfill.

Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators: The cost for one landfill cell in Sioux Falls is estimated at $6 MILLION (Would fill in just 8 years).

By recycling, we  create as much as 30x more jobs in the US recycling and manufacturing industries than in landfills and waste to energy plants combined: The 2017 economic impact of recycling in South Dakota alone was over $250 MILLION.

Recycling conserves valuable resources: Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil. Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.

We save energy: It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Making recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. Land-filling NEVER saves energy.

Recycling prevents pollution: Making glass from recycled material cuts related water pollution by 50%. Making paper from recycled paper reduces the related contribution to air pollution 95%.

Despite only representing 5% of the world population, the U.S. generates more waste than any other country in the world.

The U.S. recycles less than 22% of its discarded materials.

Every three months, Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nation’s entire commercial air fleet.

Since starting single stream, Millennium has doubled the amount we recycle per year to over 100 Million Pounds. That’s equal to about 30 elephants every single day!

Single stream recycling was accepted city-wide in 2013, meaning all waste haulers in Sioux Falls offer single stream collection to residential homes and participation is still growing!

Why is Recycling still important?

What is Single Stream?

The fastest growing trend in recycling is mixing recyclables together instead of separating them. This is called Single Stream Recycling. Communities that switch to single stream recycling see increases in participation and volume by over 25%. By eliminating sorting, recycling becomes easier and increases participation and recovery rates. Single Stream also reduces collection costs because haulers can use single compartment trucks that can be compacted as opposed to specialized multi-compartment vehicles that are more costly to operate. Over time this greatly reduces the energy required to collect the material.
For commercial materials, visit our business recycling page to learn more.
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