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Let’s Recycle

Recycling is not a law in all states, like Arizona. In some states you can get paid for recycling. Recycling saves energy, water, and other natural resources, reduces pollution, including the greenhouse gas emissions, which is a factor in global climate change. Recycling options vary depending upon where you live. Visit Earth911.com to locate a recycling center near you! Post this email by your recycling bin and ask no more!
GOOD THINGS TO RECYCLE:
–          UNBROKEN GLASS CONTAINERS
–          CLEAN DRY NEWSPAPERS & NEWSPAPER INSERTS
–          EMPTY METAL CANS, CAPS, LIDS, BANDS and FOIL
–          PLASTIC  (that has a stamp of #1 or #2 on the bottom )àIMPORTANT
–          GROCERY BAGS- PAPER not PLASTIC ONES
–          PAPER FROZEN FOOD BOXES
–          MIXED PAPER: junk mail, magazines, photocopies, computer paper, cereal/show boxed
o   Be careful with cardboard some places don’t take it
–          SCRAP ALUMINUM
**There is no need to remove labels or bands from cans and bottles. Clean only enough to prevent odors. Do not recycle containers with traces of hazardous materials. Do not recycle dirty or food stained paper.
BAD THINGS TO RECYCLE:
–          Ceramics, Pyrex, tableware, windows, light bulbs, mirrors
–          Rubber bands, plastic  bags, product samples, water, dirt, mold or other contaminates
–          Full cans, spray cans (unless instructed), cans with paint or hazardous waste
–          Plastics type #3, #4, #5, #6 and ESPECIALLY #7
–          Stickers, napkins, tissues, waxed paper, milk cartons, carbon paper, laminated paper, any stained or wet paper
Things that are recyclable but have to be disposed of in a certain manner:
–          Motor Oil à NEVER DUMP IN STORM DRAIN
o   call your garbage company, local quick-lube, tire shop or call 1-800-MOTOROIL
–          Car Batteries, sealed lead/gel-cell Batteries
o   KEEP LED OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
o   Bring them into an car or security dealer for recycling or trade in
–          Rechargeable batteries
o   Call 1-800-8BATTERY for information
o   Some grocery stores have a recycling bin for batteries.
–          Laser/Ink Print Cartridge
o   Send to one of many recyclers or re-fillers à Like hp.com
o   Or visit recycleplace.com , it pays $1/each
 
–          Household toxins (paint, oils, solvents, pesticides, cleaner
o   Call your garbage company for advice. DO NOT DUMP IN STORM DRAINS
o   Some cities have monthly/annually toxic waste pick ups
–          Appliances
o   Goodwill accepts working appliances
–          CDs/DVDs/Game Disks
o   Send scratched music or computer CDs, DVDs, and PlayStation or Nintendo video game disks to “AuralTech for refinishing, and they’ll work like new : www.auraltech.com
–          Compact fluorescent bulbs
o   Take them to your local IKEA store www.ikea.com
–          “Technotrash” 
o   Project KOPEG offers an e-waste recycling program that helps you raise funds for your organization. They help recycle iPods, MP3 players, cell phones, chargers, cameras, PSAs, palm pilots, and more
–          Tennis Shoes
o   Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring. Visit www.nikereuseashoe.com for more info
 
Interested in composting? Email me for more information!
 
Go Green!
 
Erica Stephanie Leznik

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