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Coated Cardboard Food Canisters

Paper and foil mixtures, such as those used for prefabricated potato chips, are generally not valuable if placed in a recycling bin. There are are...

 

Think Outside the Bottle

In the 1970's nobody drank water out of single use bottles. Today single use bottles predominate: water delivered in plastic by trucks. Yet pipe de...

 

Disposing of household toxics

Individuals tend to be very sloppy when it comes to handling toxic materials in the home. Individuals often handle toxic chemicals in ways business...

 

Recycling organic matter (compost)

It may seem strange to see the word compost on a recycling page, but compost is just recycled plant matter. Food and yard scraps placed in a specia...

 

Waste from computer printers

Most printer cartridges are easily recycled, refilled or re-built. But printer vendors sell the printer cheap, and make their real money selling su...

 

Recycling Motor Oil, Tires and Car Batteries

All three of these products are big environmental problems, but all three are easily recycled.Used motor oil contains heavy metals and other toxic ...

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Recycling Rechargeable Batteries (other than car batteries)

Rechargeable batteries are commonly used in portable telephones, computers, power tools, shavers, electric toothbrushes, radios, video tape recorde...

 

Recycling Single Use Batteries (Alkaline, Heavy Duty)

Once recommended for the trash, increasingly these batteries are collected. Not that they are actually recycled: often they are simply put in a mor...

 

Recycling old refrigerators, air conditioners, and heat pumps

Most older refrigeration equipment contains freon, a chemical know as a Chlorinated Fluorocarbon or "CFC" for short. Each molecule of a CFC can des...

 

Recycling Paper

Most types of paper can be recycled. Newspapers have been recycled profitably for decades, and recycling of other paper is growing. Virgin paper pu...

 

Recycling Cartons (Drink boxes, soy-milk containers)

There are two types of cartons: Aseptic and Refrigerated Cartons. Refrigerated cartons are the cartons used for milk and other refrigerated produ...

 

Recycling Glass, Steel, and Aluminum Cans and Foil

Glass, steel (or "tin") and aluminum are easy to recognize and recycle. For clarity, a recycling symbol should be present, but most people have lit...

 

Recycling Plastic

Plastic has long been a problem when it comes to recycling. But with huge volumes of the material in use, solutions are starting to emerge. Che...