Remember how an election was lost by one vote? Or the horse which lost one shoe causing a war to be lost? How about one person thinking their aluminum can doesn’t matter if it is trashed or sold? The aluminum in one single can is worth up to two and 1/2 cents.
Here is an example of what that one can represents with 30 cans weighing 1 pound. The 2010 census counted 14,034 residents in Clarke County. If each person used one aluminum twelve ounce can on one day and threw it into the trash, that would equal 468 pounds. Prices paid for cans may vary from $0.50 to $0.75 per pound so the cans thrown away were worth up to $351.
Don’t forget – one can per day.
Multiply that by 30 days of tossing aluminum cans into the trash and the month total is $10,526. For one year of tossing into the trash is $126,306. Each person in the county is only using one twelve ounce can per day and giving it the toss.
Comprehend if two cans per person per day were to be thrown. Or three.
You know where money like that is needed for many community or youth groups than buried in a landfill. All it takes is recycling or a group collecting the cans and selling them. This income can pay toward the expense of curbside recycling. There are many facts about recycling but the most important is to want it and use it.
Recycle everything and make the landfill an event of the past.