Tehama County Recycles
Recycling conserves natural resources by making new products from recycled material, thus allowing raw material to remain in its natural state.
Recycling reduces environmental impacts because mining raw materials threatens habitat as well as air, water and soil quality.
Recycling reduces energy consumption – it only takes a small fraction of the energy to make new cans or bottles from old ones, as compared to the energy it takes to mine and process fresh raw materials. This is true for steel, aluminum, glass, paper, and for most other metals, including California Redemption Value (CRV) containers. For example, using recycled aluminum requires 95% less energy than mining new aluminum from ore.
Recycling conserves space in the landfill.
Every bit that can be recycled helps keep energy costs down and minimizes pollution associated with the manufacturing process!