Facts

Here are some facts about EES:

The average person in Eau Claire County generates approximately 26 lbs. of organic waste each week. Source: Waste characterization Study 2009
In 2013 the average Eau Claire resident recycled over 141 lbs. Source: Leader Telegram
Recycling in Wisconsin has been a law since 1990. Source: Wisconsin Administrative Code
Household recycling rates increased by 15% in 2013. Source: WQOW
In 2013 the Seven Mile Creek Landfill accepted 737,548,000 lbs. of garbage. Source: WI DNR
37% of the material a single family throws in the garbage is considered to be an organic material. Source: Waste characterization Study 2009
Businesses are generating more organic waste than they did in 2002. Source: Waste characterization Study 2009
21% of Industrial/Commercial/Institutional waste is categorized as organic. Source: Waste characterization Study 2009
In 2009 state of WI totals for organic material was 1,992,766,000. Source: Waste characterization Study 2009
In 2009 Organic Material was the largest component of the Wisconsin’s waste stream. Source: Waste characterization Study 2009
94% of Wisconsin households recycle and feel it is worthwhile. Source: WI DNR
Wisconsin citizens have saved landfill space equivalent to the size of five average landfills since 1990. Source: WI DNR
In Wisconsin, we generate enough trash each year to fill a city street 4 ft. deep (curb to curb) for 575 miles. Source: WI DNR