The RecycleCT Foundation is a state–chartered fund that combines public and private resources to support the state’s recycling goals, including the doubling of the statewide recycling rate by 2024.

Created under Public Act 14-94 (CT CGS Sec. 22a-228a), calls for the creation of RecycleCT Foundation, an organization to raise public awareness and participation in recycling.  The law also outlines the goals, formation of a Council, membership structure and responsibilities of the Council.

The first Council meeting was held in March 2015.  List of Council Members of as July 2015.

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Connecticut's goal is to double the amount we recycle by 2024.

By law, all property owners and businesses must recycle, and haulers are prohibited from combining recyclables with trash.

Reuse and recycling decreases greenhouse gases and pollutants that impact our climate and health.

The US recycling and remanufacturing industries provide one million manufacturing jobs and more than $100 billion in revenue.

The annual benefit of recycling to Connecticut's economy is estimated to be over $700 million.

Recycling in the US cuts greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent to taking 33 million passenger vehicles off the road.

Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30 percent more energy than producing it from recycled glass.

Preventing 1 ton of paper waste saves 15 mature trees.

Production of aluminum from recycled metal saves more than 90 percent of the energy that would otherwise be required by primary production.