The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit group that works to increase residential recycling across the country, is teaming up with the Denver to boost residential recycling rates even higher.
Denver, the non-profit group said, already outperforms the national average in quality of collected material. “But there is more material to be recovered,” the partnership said in a statement.
“We plan to use this project to help increase our citywide recycling rate from 20 percent to our 2020 goal of 34 percent,” said Charlotte Pitt, manager at Denver's solid waste management department, in a statement. “This will not only benefit our residents and our environment, but keeping recyclable material out of the landfill will also save at least $1 million in landfill fees.”
“The standard of residential service is already excellent, but there's always room for improvement. Success in boosting Denver's recycling performance will not only help locally, it will provide communities across America with the tools and proof points they need to make the most of their programs.,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO of the partnership, in a statement.