The city has recycle drop off boxes at Sutley's Grocery on Sioux Ave, Lynn's Dakotamart and at the city transfer station on Park Street. There are no curbside recycling services available.
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150 pounds adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for his/her children.
Everyday, American cuts down 2 million trees, but throws away about 42 million newspapers. That means the equivalent of about 500,000 trees are dumped into the landfills every week.
If everyone who subscribes to the New York Times recycled, we would keep over 6000 tons of pollution out of the air.
It takes an entire forest, over 500,000 trees, to supply Americans with their Sunday newspapers every week.
More than 50% of a new aluminum can is made from recycled aluminum.
The 36 billion aluminum cans landfill last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million. (Someday we will be mining over landfills for the resources we have buried.)
Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every year.
If everyone recycled just one out of every ten bottles used, we would keep 200 millions pounds of plastic out of the landfills every year.
Unfortunately glass is not currently accepted for recycling.
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours
- We use over 800,000,000,000 aluminum pop cans every year!
- 27% of newspapers produced in America are recycled.
- Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into oceans kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!
- Every month, we throw out enough bottles and jars to fill a giant skyscraper.
- New Jersey has the highest recycling rate of all states; 56%!
- Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute!
- A typical family consumes 182 gallons of pop, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water. That is a lot of containers! Make sure they’re recycled!
- Orange & Banana peels: up to 2 years
- Paper Bag: 1 month
- Cotton Rag: 5 months
- Cigarette Butts: 1-5 years
- Wool Socks: 1-5 years
- Plastic Coated Paper: 5 years
- Wood: 10-15 years
- Nylon Fabric: 30-40 years
- Leather: up to 50 years
- Tin Cans: 80-100 years
- Aluminum Drink Cans & Tabs: 100 years
- Plastic 6-pack Holders: 100 years
- Disposable Diaper: 500-600 years
- Glass Bottles: 1,000,000 years
- Plastic Bottles: indefinitely
- Styrofoam: indefinitely
Find out more about recycling in your area, contact EnviroTech Waste Services at 605-224-4804.
You may also visit www.earth911.com to find information about recycling in your area!