Recycling at home is one of the easiest ways to do something good for the environment without having to leave your own home!
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Recycling at Home
- Recycling saves energy, water and valuable resources such as trees and metal. Recycling also reduces pollution, conserves landfill space and creates industry and jobs.
Did you know glass can be recycled forever? It never wears out! Using recycled aluminum to make a can again cuts air pollution by 95%. What about plastic bottles? Well, half of all the polyester carpet made in the US is made from recycled plastic bottles. In fact, many of the products we use everyday are, or can, be made out of recycled materials: paper, pencils, shoes, clothes, bags, plastics - the possibilities are endless!
Think recycling takes too much time?
Well, compared to the length of time it takes for waste to decompose in a landfill - aluminum cans: 100 years, plastic bottles: 700 years, ink and toner cartridges: 1,000 years, glass bottles: 1,000,000 years - recycling only takes a blink of an eye!
Recycle more, trash less. Here’s how:
Make recycling at home convenient: Locate recycling bins around your house or apartment. You may only have one blue bin, but you can put a cardboard box in your office, kitchen, garage, etc. and empty everything into the bin on recycling day.
Always put these items in the bin:• Cardboard boxes (flattened)
• Mixed papers (office paper, junk mail, cereal boxes, phone books, etc.)
• #1 and #2 plastic bottles with necks or spouts
• Glass bottles
• Steel, tin and aluminum cans
The following items can never be recycled in the blue bin:• Plastic bags and wraps - Visit abagslife.com to find the nearest recycling location
• Yard waste - Check your locality's yard waste collection schedule and requirements
• Household hazardous waste (HHW) - Aerosol cans, paint cans, motor oil, etc. must be taken to a HHW facility or collection event. Check this resource to find your locality's information.
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Live in an apartment? No problem, you can take your recyclables to a convenience center. Click on your locality below to find the nearest convenience center.
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Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Windsor
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