OUR IMPACT

ANTICIPATED IMPACT

Eliminate more than
40 million tons
of greenhouse gas

Divert more than
20 million cumulative tons
of waste from landfills

Improve recycling for
more than 18 million households

Save nearly
$60 million for
American cities

PROGRESS REPORTS

The opportunity to achieve strong financial and environmental returns by investing in the expansion of recycling is real.

FEATURED CASE STUDIES

Scott County

Scott County, IA

CLF financed the acquisition of over 48,500 single stream household recycling carts in the Quad Cities communities of Scott County, Iowa. This is a model of how mid-sized communities can finance the deployment of a comprehensive recycling program that is profitable for the participating communities.

Lakeshore 380 Hi

Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, IL

Lakeshore has the long term contract to process residential and commercial recycling in the City of Chicago and surrounding areas. CLF participated in the financing of an upgrade to their MRF to increase throughput from 20 tons/day to 20 tons/hour, with increased revenue opportunities and savings.