Board members of Harris County MUD 383 (HCMUD 383) recently toured the recycling facility used by Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas and saw first hand how recycling is processed.
There have been several news articles recently about recycling and the fact that China is no longer buying our recycling, This facility has actually not sold any products to China in about 2 years. 95% of the recycling stays here in the USA - only newspapers are sent to a recycling facility in Mexico. Of all the items collected at this facility, only 15-18 percent are not recyclable and go to the landfill. While recycling is still a very viable business and HCMUD 383 is committed to our recycling program, recycling is now more expensive than using the landfill.
The following can NOT be recycled and will end up in the landfill, so please don't put these in your recycling bins:
The following items CAN be recycled:
Keep an eye on www.hcmud383.com for more information as well as a breakdown of the amount of recycling collected each week.