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Recycling In South Florida With The Red Shredder

You know that recycling is one of the best ways that you can help reduce waste and help save the Earth. What you might not know is that by choosing The Red Shredder for your business’ shredding needs, you are joining Floridians around the state in preserving our environment.

At The Red Shredder, we are committed to keeping Palm Beach County and Broward County beautiful. We proudly recycle 100% of destroyed materials. By working with a network of qualified recycling centers, your old files, electronics, folders, etc. are turned into new products.

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Green Fact Sheet The Red Shredder’s Green Fact Sheet

As a Florida-based shredding company, we believe in keeping our community beautiful. Although we are The Red Shredder, we think Green.

The Basics

  • The average person generates 4.5 pounds of trash every day & about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. (Note: Floridians produce about 9 lbs. of trash per day, twice the national average)

  • Although the EPA estimates that 75 percent of solid waste is recyclable, only about 30 percent is actually recycled.

  • Overall, the United States ranks far below the leading countries for recycling.

Paper & Wood

Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save:

  • 3.5 cubic yards of landfill.

  • 17 thirty foot (pulp) trees.

  • 7,000 gallons of water.

  • 380 gallons of oil.

  • 4100 kwh of energy.

  • And, at the same time eliminate 60 pounds of air pollutants.

  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.


  • Our nation now dumps between 300 million and 400 million electronic items per year, and less than 20% of that e-waste is recycled.

  • E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.

Economic Benefits In Our State

  • An estimated 32,000 Floridians are employed in recycling.