Benefits of Recycling
- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators.
- Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
- Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials.
- Saves energy.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.
- Helps sustain the environment for future generations.
- Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
Resources for recycling, composting and more.
Be a responsible consumer:
- Shop for products made with recycled materials.
- Buy items with less packaging.
- Buy refillable, reusable containers.
- Use reusable cloth or canvas bags when shopping.
- Buy only what you need or will use (including food).
- Shop for foods with sustainable palm oil and the Green Palm logo.
- Shop for foods and products with the Rainforest Alliance logo.
- Follow Sea Food Watch recommendations for sea food consumption.
- Drink shade grown coffee.
- Shop for certified Organic food products whenever possible.
- Purchase locally made and locally grown products whenever possible.
Live responsibly everyday:
- Use energy-efficient light bulbs and reusable batteries.
- Reuse or re-purpose products at home, like plastic bags.
- Compost your food scraps and yard waste.
- Try upgrading used electronic devices to keep them longer before donating or recycling.
- Add weather seals to windows and doors to make your home more energy efficient.
- Ride a bike or walk whenever possible.
- Unplug electronic devices that aren’t in use.
- Plant only native flowers and plants in your garden.
- Grow your own vegetables and herbs.
- Put up bird, bat, and bee houses.
- Use refillable water bottles.
Be a responsible wood and paper consumer.
- Use recycled household and office paper products (examples: paper towels, bathroom tissue, notebooks, stationary, and printer paper).
- Recycle paper and cardboard.
- Print on both sides of paper.
- Take your name off paper mailing lists and stop junk mail.
- To stop receiving most junk mail and cut down on paper production, visit DMA Mail Preference Service or write to: Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Assoc.
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512
How are we impacting the environment every day? Find out more and make a difference.
Every year Lubee Bat Conservancy recycles approximately
- 600 Pounds of cardboard
- 300 Pounds of plastic and aluminum
- 150 Pounds of glass
- 600 Pounds of paper
- Numerous batteries and ink cartridges
Your actions CAN make a difference for animals and the environment.
If you live in Alachua County and want more information on recycling locations or curbside pickup Click Here.