Waste Reduction & Recycling

Overview

Waste Reduction & Recycling

The largest sources of human-generated methane, a potent greenhouse gas, comes from improperly managed landfills. Thus, waste reduction and recycling activities reduce the potential to generate methane at landfills, as well as reduces pollutants generated from transporting waste to disposal sites.

Waste reduction and recycling activities also conserve natural resources.

For related information see the ILG Commercial Recycling Resource Center.

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Waste Reduction & Recycling Case Stories

Cities and counties are leading by example and undertaking a range of activities to create more sustainable communities.  These case stories demonstrate the depth and richness of local agency waste reduction and recycling activities.

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Waste Reduction & Recycling Resources

These resources will help inform your waste reduction and recycling activities. Resources include links to organizations, state and federal agencies, tools, guides and tip sheets to support your work.  You’ll also find examples of programs and materials from cities and counties.

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Waste Reduction & Recycling Resources: Signs & Brochures

View examples of city and county signs and brochures that can be adapted to support your work.

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