Current recycling programs are inefficient, ineffective, and don't deliver what they promise. According to The Recycling Partnership, "Curbside recycling in the U.S. currently recovers only 32% of available recyclables." Of that abysmal number, nearly 40% still ends up in the landfill. What does this mean? If there are ten recoverable resources, only three make it to a recycling facility. Once at the facility, only 1 may actually be recycled.
The Resource Recovery Project (RRP) was created to reuse, repurpose, rehome, and recycle as much material as possible.
To date, members in the greater Clifton, VA area collected over 18 tons of resources, 96% of which was recovered.
We collect most materials (except liquids, organics & food, and medical waste) as long as they are clean & dry and fit in the provided durable big green bag, BgB.
This is not trash disposal or waste management. This is easy, effective, efficient; this is Resource Recovery.
If you are in the greater Clifton, VA area, we invite you to join the The Resource Recovery Project (RRP).
Resources Recovered to Date
** Not all resources have existing commercial and municipal recovery streams. When no resource recovery stream exists, items may be sent to waste-to-energy facilities or landfills. Others are held until a resource recovery stream becomes available. We do collect the data, so we can provide justification for development of future resource recovery streams.