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- If all morning newspapers read in the United States were recycled, 41,000 trees would be saved daily and 6 million tons of waste would never end up in landfills.
- Recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.
- Each year, steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of U.S. households for one year.
- Americans buy over 85 million tons of paper per year-that's about 700 pounds per person.
- Every year nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.
- Every year we generate around 14 million tons of food waste which is 106 pounds of food waste per person.
- Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
- Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.
- 98% of lead acid or car batteries are being recycled.
South Berkeley Recycling Center
(637 Pilgrim St., Inwood)
Days of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Grapevine Road Recycling Center
(111 Landfill Drive, Martinsburg)
Days of Operation: Monday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Hedgesville Recycling Center
(Eagle Plaza 3790 Hedgesville Road, Hedgesville)
Days of Operation: Saturday Only: 9am to 5pm
List of Non-Recyclables
The following items are examples of items that cannot be recycled in the Berkeley County Recycling Program:
- Automotive Plastic
- Plastic containers 1-7 - Not acceptable at the South Berkeley Recycling Center
- Garden Hoses
- Incandescent light bulbs
- Liquids (except automotive oil or antifreeze)
- Lumber with any paint or stain is not acceptable. Lumber used in outdoor applications such as decks, steps or fencing is not acceptable. Plastic or rotten lumber is not acceptable.
- Propane bottles
- Styrofoam - Not acceptable at the Sourth Berkeley Recycling Center
- VHS cassettes
- Vinyl Siding
- Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
- Window Glass