Recycling Resources: All Your Recycling Questions Answered! - Green That Life
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I've been writing a lot about recycling recently and thought it would be helpful to have a page devoted to recycling resources. It's an important topic, particu
larly with significant changes taking place in the recycling industry that will impact our communities.

I'll add to Recycling Resources as I come across new information, but let me know if I've missed anything!

Recycling 101: What is Recycling?

My post – Does Recycling Work? – outlines the recycling process from beginning to end. Worth a read to understand the process and its challenges.

How to Recycle – Curbside

Keep America Beautiful's How to Recycle page lists a few commonly recycled materials and how to recycle them.

Waste Management, the country's largest residential garbage and recycling company devotes its page, Recycle Often Recycle Right, to explaining how to recycle. It provides downloadable materials to get you organized and ready to recycle right.

The EPA has a How to Recycle page with guides for how to recycle the most common recyclables.

National Public Radio's Plastics Recycling site provides an excellent visual of what plastics you can and can't recycle.

Recycling No-Nos

Always check your local waste authority for details, but these are the common items that can't go in the recycling bin (Source: EPA):

Garden hoses

Sewing needles

Bowling balls

Food or food-soiled paper

Propane tanks or cylinders

Aerosol cans that aren't empty


Broken glass

Broken light bulbs

Hazardous Waste Disposal

For more information on how to properly dispose of hazardous waste, visit the EPA's page of U.S. State environmental agencies. This page provides links to all the state regulatory agencies that handle hazardous waste, including additional state-specific information.

How to Recycle Beyond Curbside

Personal Creations lists over 200 items that can be recycled beyond your curbside items and…
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