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u DISPOSAL RATE OVERVIEW .................... 1

Air and  Land   DIVISION

Solid Waste   PROGRAM

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u HOW TO RECYCLE MORE ............................. 2

uGUAM RECYCLING DATA DURING 2012 ................. 2

Recycling in AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GUAM ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY INTENDED TO INCREASE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION IN OUR COMMUNITY Guam EPA is authorized by Guam law to enforce rules and regulations dealing with the environment. This fact sheet includes information about Guam’s Recycling Rate as calculated by the Solid Waste Management Program. For more information about recycling facilities in Guam visit epa.guam.gov and view the most current recycling guide.

In 2012, Guam’s recycling rate was 28.13% This is  the  second  year  that   Guam’s  recycling  rate  was   calculated  using  calendar  year   2011  data  from  permitted   island  recyclers,  hardfills,   Navy  and  Air  Force  facilities.   Recycling  activities  covered   include  recycling  and  

composting of  residential   and  commercial  (including   military)  materials.   Construction  and  demolition   debris  and  reuse  were   excluded  from  the   calculations,  per  U.S.  EPA’s   recycling  rate  calculation   guidance.  

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RECYCLING RATE………………………………………….. 17.85%   (Total  Recycling/Total  Recycling  +  Disposal  x  100)       TOTAL RECYCLING………………………………………… 36,834.09  Tons    

TOTAL DISPOSAL…………………………………………... 94,126.53 Tons    

TOTAL RECYCLING + DISPOSAL………………………… 130,960.62 Tons    

GENERATION RATE………………………………………... 4.80  lbs./person/day   (2011  Population  Estimate  185,674)  

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Guam Recycling Data (Tons)

How can I recycle more? Recycling on  Guam  is  easier  than   ever  before.  The  easiest  way  to   recycle  is  include  your  family.  Have   the  kids  gather  aluminum  cans   during  a  party.  Wash  out  plastic   juice  bottles  for  recycling  and  set   them  aside  in  a  bin  outside.      

One of  the  easiest  ways  to  recycle  is   by  taking  aluminum  cans  to  your   local  elementary  school   participating  in  the  iRecycle   program.  The  money  received  from   recycling  aluminum  cans  goes   directly  back  to  the  schools.    

Paper…………………………… 100,477.22            Cardboard…………………..  10,028.92            Paper………………………...  448.30       Metals  (Excluding  Vehicles)….  23,269.88            Mixed  Metals….……………  14,160.00            Aluminum…………..............  1,038.00            Steel/Ferrous………………...  6,952.70            Non-­‐‑Ferrous………………...  1,119.18       Batteries  (Car  &  Truck)………..  285.39       Electronics……………………...  160.00       Plastics…………………………..  253.00       Composting…………………….  23.14   Mulched  green  materials……..  1,425.36   Mulched  wood…………………  940.10    

Don’t forget  to  hang  on  to  your   phone  book  as  those  can  be   recycled.  Also,  paper  and  other   biodegradable  materials  can  be   easily  composted  in  your  yard.  

Guam’s Recycling Guide epa.guam.gov/activities/recycling-guide/

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U.S. Environmental  Protection  Agency,  Municipal   Solid  Waste   http://www.epa.gov/waste/nonhaz/municipal/    

 

This brochure is produced by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency Solid Waste Management Program (Mr. Roland Gutierrez, Mr. Glenn San Nicolas, Ms. Sabrina Cruz Sablan and Ms. Laura Kanai) with funding and contributions from USEPA Region IX. Guam EPA would like to extend a special appreciation to Ms. Timonie Hood of U.S. EPA for her assistance with gathering data, the mayors of Guam and Sen. Tina Muna Barnes for their assistance in promoting America Recycles Day in Guam.

Fact sheet - 2012 Recycling Rate in Guam  
Fact sheet - 2012 Recycling Rate in Guam  

This fact sheet includes information about Guam's recycling rate in 2012.

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