Looking for facts about recycling? Find out how recycling in Arkansas can improve the environmental quality of communities and businesses around The Natural State. Start recycling today!

In 1999, recycling and composting activities prevented about 64 million tons of material from ending up in landfills and incinerators. Today, this country recycles 28 percent of its waste – a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years

While recycling has grown in general, recycling of specific materials has grown even more drastically: 42 percent of all paper, 40 percent of all plastic soft drink bottles, 55 percent of all aluminum beer and soft drink cans, 57 percent of all steel packaging, and 52 percent of all major appliances are now recycled.


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Recycling in Arkansas

More Arkansans are recycling today than ever before. The Arkansas recycling rate and the benefits to Arkansas from recycling continue to increase. Arkansas recycled 1.9 million tons, or 40.2%, of its waste in 2004.

Want to learn more about recycling in your community? Recycling can be one of the best things you can do for the environment and your town. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality offers a variety of programs to aid in municipal waste reduction, including grants and assistance for recycling programs.

When businesses join with communities, recycling efforts can really make a difference. ADEQ offers a variety of programs to aid businesses in their recycling efforts.

Recycling Programs

Cars to Donate Making a used car donation to Keep America Beautiful is yet another way to create clean, beautiful public places; reduce waste and increase recycling; and generate a positive impact on local economies. The proceeds of your car donation will be shared between Keep America Beautiful and the certified Keep America Beautiful affiliate of your choice.

America Recycles Day (ARD) is a national all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that encourages Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Last year, residents in every state of the nation participated in America Recycles Day and pledged to recycle.

Toolbox for Community Change Solid-waste management impacts a city’s environment, economy and quality of life. Assess the waste issues facing your community and determine how source reduction, recycling, and reuse can minimize solid-waste impacts. Find out more about programs to educate residents and support environmentally sound waste-management strategies.

EcoPhones is a national cell phone recycler that has partnered with Keep Arkansas Beautiful to protect Arkansas’ environment from potentially hazardous cellular and printer cartridge waste. Through this program, any Arkansas school or community organization can earn cash for every used cell phone collected and turned in to EcoPhone.

EnviroSmart Inkjet Recycling can design a free recycling program that is beneficial to your organization by providing free collection materials and paying for recyclable inkjet cartridges received from your organization. helps consumers reduce their printing costs while minimizing their environmental impact by offering tips on cartridge recycling, comparing prices of refurbished cartridges and offering recycling services.

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