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Recycling Computers and Electronics | Recycling Items of the Month

September 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Recycling Computers and Electronics | Recycling Items of the Month

Computers and electronic devices have been integral in providing services for communications all over the world.  Since technology evolves at a rapid pace, outdated electronic devices are making their way to the dump. Because of consumer demand for new products, landfills are constantly being filled with old electronics and is a prime opportunity for consumers […]

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Home Improvement Project? Recycle Your Construction Debris.

July 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Home Improvement Project? Recycle Your Construction Debris.

Whether you realize it or not, many items that may seem like waste at a remodeling or building site can actually be recycled!  This can include concrete, tile, wood or lumber, plastics, doors, windows, insulation or carpet.  This month, we’re focusing on best practices for recycling construction debris. When starting a new project, the best […]

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Recycling: What in the World are Commingled Items?

June 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Recycling: What in the World are Commingled Items?

What are Commingled Items?! When you place household items like glass, plastic, paper, etc., into a recycling bin for your neighborhood’s weekly pickup, you’re mixing together various different recyclables.  If you want to get technical, these products are called “commingled items.”  The recycling truck will take these items to a sorting station, where products undergo […]

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4 Ways to Recycle Furniture

May 2, 2016 / Comments Off on 4 Ways to Recycle Furniture

Furniture can be challenging to throw away on a curbside, so recycling and reusing is an appealing option for many people interested in upgrading the look of their living room or bedroom. While a recycling center will receive, break down and process old furniture, there are several different options when looking to discard large couches, […]

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Compost Piles Reduce Food Waste

April 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Compost Piles Reduce Food Waste

Composting is one of the most easily recyclable resources that are frequently trashed. Composting is a controlled process of decomposition of organic material. Placing yard and food waste into composting bins helps naturally occurring soil organisms recycle nitrogen, potash, phosphorus, and other plant nutrients, which can be used on lawns, gardens, and other plant growth. […]

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Fairy Tales, Mysteries and Magazines: What to do with Books Past Their Prime

March 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Fairy Tales, Mysteries and Magazines: What to do with Books Past Their Prime

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” ― Author, John Green If you are a book lover, you may find it astounding that libraries throw away an average of 100 books a year.  Why is this?  Sometimes library […]

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