Recycling preserves our planet by reducing environmental pollution and conserving energy. Through rigorous recycling initiatives, CBSD has been able to divert tons of waste from landfills in order to better impact the environment.
CBSD’s efforts to recycle not only divert tons of waste from landfills every year, but save energy and money. Because we are a large school district using and disposing of a lot of materials, recycling has become a top priority.
CBSD operates with the three R’s of Sustainability in mind: Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle. Click here to see exactly what and how CBSD recycles.
In 2014, CBSD recycled...
320 tons of paper
Recycling 1 ton of paper...
saves enough energy to power the average American home for 6 months
saves 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1 metric ton of carbon equivalent
8,100 cubic yards of cardboard, cans, plastic
Recycling an aluminum can preserves enough energy required to run a computer for 3 hours or a TV for 2 hours
26,400 pounds of “e-scrap”, including monitors, old PCs, TVs
Recycling electronics prevents valuablematerials from entering the waste stream
500 pounds of batteries and 3,200 pounds oflight bulbs
Rechargeable batteries, fire panels, UPS batteries and AEDs batteries
Recycling batteries and light bulbs keeps heavy metals away from landfills