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Hazardous Waste Recycling Benefits
Hazardous waste reuse, recycling, and reclamation can avoid environmental hazards, protect scarce natural resources, provide economic benefits, and reduce the nation's reliance on raw materials and energy.

Environmental Benefits
Recycling hazardous waste fulfills two of RCRA's goals by reducing the consumption of raw materials and by reducing the volume of waste materials that must be treated and disposed of. Recycling hazardous waste can mean less air, water, and soil pollution associated with the extraction, refining, and processing of raw materials. Recycling also can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). When hazardous wastes are recycled, less energy is needed to extract, transport, and process raw materials and to manufacture products. And, when energy demand decreases, fewer fossil fuels are burned and less carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere. Emissions of other air pollutants can be reduced, too, as recycling hazardous waste can decrease releases of air toxics from waste incineration.

*All of the above information on this page is from EPA website at


Monroe County Community College’s Maintenance Department recycles the following items.  Click on the links for more about these topics.



Fluorescent Lamps/CFLs

Aerosol Can