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San Diego Sends About 15 Percent of the Recycling it Collects to the Dump

San Diego Sends About 15 Percent of the Recycling it Collects to the Dump

About 10,000 tons — or 15 to 17 percent — of the recycling collected from homes in San Diego each year is thrown out. That’s because the city has a narrow list of items that can be reused by manufacturers to make new products.

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