Recycling saves money!!! Taxpayers save money on disposal costs, as materials that are recycled are not taken to the County landfill, where Medford pays over $80 per ton to dispose of them. If Medford increases its recycling rate by 10%, this equates to a savings of 1 cent of our tax rate! Since Recycling reduces garbage, it will also extend the life of the Burlington County landfill, which is paid for with your County tax dollars.
Also, Medford Township receives two State grants for its Recycling efforts, a Clean Communities Grant and a Recycling Tonnage Grant. These funds supplement your Tax Dollars and allows us to continue and enhance our Recycling efforts.
Just as important, Recycling conserves natural and nonrenewable resources. Nature's supply of natural (raw) material for people to use is limited. Recycling saves energy. Making products from recycled materials uses less energy than from raw materials.