Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics, and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products.

Recycling is one of the best environmental success stories of the late 20th century. Recycling, including composting, diverted 79 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2005, up from 34 million tons in 1990. By 2002, almost 9,000 curbside collection programs served roughly half of the American population. Curbside programs, along with drop-off and buy-back centers, resulted in a diversion of about 32 percent of the nation’s solid waste in 2005. The Muncie Sanitary District has offered curbside single-stream recycling for residents since 1998.

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Any CVS Pharmacy Location in Muncie, Cover-Tek, all Muncie Public Libraries, Cardinal Greenway Depot, Muncie Mall Guest Services, Sewage Utility Office, Downtown Development Office, Downtown Farm Stand, MD’s Golf Academy, Be Here Now, The Fickle Peach, Kirk’s Bike Shop, Habitat Home ReStore, Minnetrista Orchard Shop, Pay Less on McGalliard & Tillotson, and the Northwest & Downtown YMCA.

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