Nationwide, about 35% of the municipal solid waste stream is recycled and 65% is disposed. This is according to EPA reporting, which also tells us that a large portion of this disposed material could have been recycled using traditional recycling technology. Another large fraction is organics that could have been diverted via donation, composting, or other forms of organics recycling. In fact, we could drastically improve our national diversion rate by fully utilizing the strategies available to us today.
Some of our customers are well above average with their recycling rates, while others are still building up their programs. To help our customers increase diversion and create value from each component of the waste stream, we offer a suite of services: recycling, collection, organics, energy, and landfills. We describe each of these Resource Solutions in the pages that follow.