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Memphis recycling stats

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  • Memphis serves more than 200,000 household units/multi-families in solid waste disposal and recycling.
  • Memphis generates 100,000 tons of recyclables a year.
  • Memphis generates 300,000 tons of household garbage.
  • Cost is $23.99/ton to dispose of household waste.
  • 2012: Memphis saved $3 million diverting recyclable material from household waste.

(Source: Andy Ashford, Solid Waste Management, City of Memphis)

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