Recycling Facts

Did You Know . . .

  • On average, every man, woman and child uses 600 lbs. of paper per year
  • In Wisconsin, we spend $200-275 million on garbage disposal per year. That averages to approximately $60 per person
  • Every year in the United States we throw away enough office paper to build a 12 ft. high wall from Los Angeles to New York City
  • Recylcing 1 ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000 - 2,000 gals. of gasoline
  • On average, $1 out of every $11 we spend on groceries is spent on packaging.

Thank you for your help in making Columbia County one of Wisconsin's recycling leaders. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle