Recycling success

Recycling success

Through recycling programs and initiatives, the Postal Service recycled more than 186,000 tons of mixed paper, 35,000 tons of cardboard, 6,000 tons of plastic and 21,000 tons of other consumables in 2012. This resulted in a 48 percent diversion rate of solid waste from landfills, up 2 percent from 2011.

By reducing landfill use, the Postal Service saved more than $25 million in fees and generated $23.8 million in recycling revenue in 2012.



  1. Anonymous

     /  August 1, 2013

    Its a start…now if we can eliminate some upper level management…

    • anonymous

       /  August 1, 2013

      yes then maybe we wouldn’t be getting all this stuff that we don’t need that creates the trash for the recycles like the Clerk’s Care Kit that every office just received really most offices don’t even have a clerk. Couldn’t they have checked their records to see what offices had clerks before they sent the packets out. Guess the PO makes money for recycles so guess upper management thinks this is a way to keep them in the black. What a crock.

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