What Weighs 1,106 Tons?

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Water Resources Coordinator

Do you know?

In 2012, residents who are part of the City’s Single Waste Hauler Program generated a total of 4,625 tons of waste.  Of that total, 533 tons (11.5%) was recycled and 573 tons (12.4%) was composted.  Thus, 1,106 tons (23.9%) of waste was diverted from a landfill and recycled in one way or another.   Wow!

Auburn Hills' resident recycling.  Thank you!

Auburn Hills’ resident recycling. Thank you!

Auburn Hills’ residents should be commended.  On average, each resident recycled five pounds of material per week which surpasses our contractor Waste Management’s customer per week national recycling average by over one pound!   That’s an accomplishment we should be proud of.

For more information about the City’s Single Waste Hauler Program click here.

2 thoughts on “What Weighs 1,106 Tons?

  1. I think it would be cool if you put together an infographic for information like this. I’m sure there are a lot of statistics that you could include that no one ever gets to see!

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