Can I even recycle this?

There may be those times in your life where you go to dispose of something and you stop and think to yourself... "Can this be recycled...or does this belong in the trash...?" Well here's the thing, there's a handful of things that can be recycled, and a handful of things that should just go straight to the trash. It's great that you are taking the time to think about recycling in general, so now let's talk about things that are recyclable and things that should be disposed of in other ways.

Things that can be recycled:
  • Batteries - everyday use batteries, rechargeable batteries, and specialty batteries
  • Phones and small electronics
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Bags
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil and Bakeware
  • Steel and Tin Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Phone Books 

Things that need to be disposed of in other ways:

  • Large Appliances
  • Oily Rags
  • Lightbulbs
  • Aerosal Cans
  • Gun Shells
  • Medicine
  • Matches
  • Cooking Oil

This is just a list of a few common household things that you may come across in your day to day life that make you stop and wonder what to do with them. Although there are plenty other household items that make you wonder what to do, this is a great place to start getting informed.


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