Each year, MIRA's recycling facility accepts over 65,000 tons of mixed recyclables. These recyclables are sorted and processed into market-ready commodities which can be used to manufacture new products.
For more info about what can be delivered to our recycling facility, Click here to download a copy of MIRA's recycling guide (PDF/2 pages/1.8MB).
In 2019, MIRA's recycling facility shipped more than 230 tons of aluminum to manufacturers. Using that recycled aluminum to make new products (as opposed to mining and processing bauxite ore to do so), saves the energy equivalent of about 292,000 gallons of gasoline - enough to drive a 40mpg hybrid car round-trip from Hartford to Los Angeles and back more than 2,000 times.
In FY2018, MIRA's recycling facility shipped over 12,500 tons of corrugated cardboard to manufacturers. The resulting reduction in greenhouse gasses is the equivalent to taking more than 7,000 cars off the road for a year.