What are the environmental impacts of recycling?
Recycling the 260 tons of glass produced in Laramie each year for 40 years would save 25 days of landfill space.The approximate cost of airspace lost over 40 years is $163,000, but disposal costs would be analyzed and subsidized by resident rate payers annually during budget review. On the other hand, recycling and transporting glass to Colorado would emit 15,598 pounds of CO2/yr. Over 40 years the total CO2 emitted would equal 623,920 lbs.

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1. What is a rain barrel?
2. What are the benefits of rain barrels?
3. Where can I purchase a rain barrel in town?
4. Can I make my own rain barrel?
5. Are rain barrels legal?
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7. How are other communities handling glass recycling?
8. What are the next steps for glass recycling in Laramie?
9. What are the environmental impacts of recycling?
10. Has the city of Laramie explored any glass recycling options?
11. What is a bottle-to-bottle recycling operation?
12. Why is the city not recycling glass?
13. When was glass recycling in Laramie discontinued?
14. Should we be concerned with hazardous waste?
15. What is household hazardous waste?