Why does Tehama County recycle?
- Conserve natural resources; making new products from recycled material allows raw material to remain in its natural state
- Reduce environmental impact; mining raw materials threatens habitat as well as air, water and soil quality
- Reduce energy consumption; It only takes a small fraction of the energy to make new cans or bottles from old ones as it does to mine and process fresh raw materials. This is true for steel, aluminum, glass, paper, and for most other metals in addition to California Refund Value containers. For example, using recycled aluminum requires 95% less energy than mining new aluminum from ore
- Save space in the landfill
  Every bit that can be recycled helps keep energy costs down and minimizes pollution associated with the manufacturing process!