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Recycling FAQ

Dawson Recycling and Disposal is a small company that services the recycling and disposal needs of Corpus Christi and its surrounding areas, and we’re proud to treat our employees like family. Our philosophy is that everyone plays a major role in the workplace, regardless of what they do. In the 17 years that we have been in business, we have expanded our service area to include a 100-mile radius. We also have a fleet of Mack trucks that service a large number of roll-off dumpsters. We even have 99-yard flatbeds that can be used for longer hauls and demolition projects.

recycling faq

Here are some of the questions that are frequently asked about recycling.

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would have been thrown away as trash, so it can be turned into new products. This process can benefit communities, the economy, and the environment.

Can recycling benefit the environment?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling helps to conserve energy and natural resources. Some important statistics about recycling include:

– Recycling one ton of office paper can save energy that’s equivalent to consuming 322 gallons of gasoline.
– Recycling one ton of aluminum cans conserves more than 152 million BTU’s, which is equal to the consumption of 1,024 gallons of gasoline or 21 barrels of oil.

Plastic bottles are the most recycled plastic product in the United States. According to a recent report, recycling 10 plastic bottles saves enough energy to power a laptop for more than 25 hours.

Which items do you recycle?

There are a variety of items that we can recycle, which include the following:

– Aluminum cans.
– Copper, pipes, wires, etc.
– Aluminum sheets and siding.
– Insulated copper and aluminum wires.
– Brass doorknobs, old keys, pipes, etc.
– A/C coils.
– Lead.
– Die cast.
– Carbide and soil inserts.
– Stainless steel.
– Aluminum, brass, and SS shavings.
– A/C compressors.
– Sealed lead acid car batteries.
– Cast aluminum wheels.
– Radiators.
– Vehicle transmissions.
– Catalytic converters.
– Alternators.
– Starters.
– Lawn mower engines.
– Electric motors.
– Starters.
– Vehicle A/C compressors.
– Automobiles with titles (gas tanks must be removed and free from all fluids).
– Home appliances.
– Tin roofing and building tin.
– Lawn mower bodies.
– A/C frames.
– Engine parts.
– Iron.
– Steel.

Be sure to reach out to us for more information.

What items don’t you recycle?

Here is a list of items that we don’t recycle:

– Plastic of any kind.
– Televisions, computers, or other electronic devices.
– Gasoline or automotive oil.
– Any kind of paint.
– Construction or roofing debris.
– Concrete or bricks.
– Yard waste of any kind.
– Glass of any kind.
– Tires of any kind.
– Fiberglass or sheetrock.
– Hazardous materials of any kind.

If you’re looking for one of the best recycling centers in Corpus Christi, be sure to reach out to Dawson Recycling and Disposal.

If you’re looking for one of the best recycling centers in Corpus Christi, be sure to reach out to Dawson Recycling and Disposal.