CRRA has been providing Connecticut's cities and towns with recycling services since 1990.
Since then, CRRA has recycled more than 2.5 million tons of cans, bottles, paper, cardboard and other recyclables. Recycling these materials rather than disposing of them as trash
• prevented the creation of more than 1.5 million tons of
greenhouse gases – we would have required more than 90
million tree seedlings to grow for 10 years to remove the same
amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere*
• saved more than 23 million million BTUs of energy – equivalent
of 186 million gallons of gasoline or enough energy to power
more than 225,000 average homes for a full year*
• saved its cities and towns more than $179 million in trash-disposal fees
CRRA brought electronics recycling to Connecticut in 1999.
Since then, more than 54,000 families have recycled more than 6.5 million pounds of electronics, keeping lead, mercury, zinc, cadmium and other substances from polluting our environment.