Benefits of Recycling
Together, Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and buying Recycled products make up a comprehensive waste and resource reduction strategy that benefits our natural world and our local economy. Because Juneau is an isolated community with limited landfill sites, we must also Rethink what we bring in to Juneau. As the photo above shows, what we bring in by barge often must leave by barge.
Recycling conserves our natural resources, saves landfill space, conserves energy, and reduces water pollution, air pollution and the green house gas emissions that cause global warming. Recycling is an important way for individuals and businesses to reduce the waste they generate and reduce the negative impact of that waste. Because recycling is now a growing business in Juneau, every time you recycle supports the companies and employees doing this important work.
The estimated capacity of the landfill is approximately 30 years. Do your part to reduce the growth of Mount Garbage and lengthen the capacity of the landfill. Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.