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Due to mechanical failure with the general waste compactor, Troon Recycling Centre will be unable to accept large or bulky items at this time.
Bins and recycling
A typical household produces one tonne of waste every year, the majority of which could be reused and recycled
One million tonnes of nappies are thrown away, that's 8 million nappies every day.
Each child uses a total of 5,850 nappies in their lifetime; that weighs the same as an average family car!
For every tonne of recycled newspaper, we save 17 trees!
It can take just 7 days for old newspapers and magazines to be recycled into new ones!
The annual amount of forest lost each year is equivalent to the size of Wales!
It takes 250 trees to absorb the carbon dioxide produced each year by a single family car!
It takes just 25 2L plastic bottles to make one fleece!
Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for 6 hours!
Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough energy to power your computer for 20 minutes!
The glass we recycle in the UK each year saves enough energy to launch 10 space shuttle missions!
Making one can from raw materials uses the same amount of energy that it takes to recycle 20 cans!
The aluminium drinks can is the worlds most recycled packaging container – worldwide – over 50% of aluminium cans are recycled!
Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to power your TV for three hours!
On average, every person in the UK throws away their own body weight in waste every seven weeks!
Recycling YOUR waste:
Saves the earth's natural resources.
Saves energy and reduces the risk of global warming.
Reduces the need for landfill.
What can be recycled?
Bins and recycling
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