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10 things you should recycle

Ten things you should recycle

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The following is a list of items to recycle. The first seven items shouldn’t go to a landfill.

Oil and Oil filters

Oil should never be pour on the ground or down gutter drains. Pour your used oil into an empty milk bottle or bucket with a lid. Oil filters should be drained and put in a plastic bag. The remaining oil and the steel from the case are recyclable.  Most service stations and car repair shops accept these products including ‘Jiffy Lube.’ Call around to locate a garage who will.

Paint

Only latex paint may be recycled. Oil based paint is hazardous waste. Ask friends, neighbors, youth clubs, etc. of they have a use for the leftover paint. Donate unused cans of paint to charity.

Paint Care has drop off centers for used paint in many states.

Batteries

Return old car batteries to whoever sold you your new battery.

Many libraries and post offices collect used household batteries. Check to see if yours has this program. If not, Battery Solution accepts mailed in batteries.

 Appliances that can’t be repaired

Check with local recycling center and scrap waste centers. You may be able to find someone who will remove your appliance for free. Please seeRecycle Steel

Light Bulbs

CFL and fluorescent tubes are considered hazard waste. Most major home improvement retailers, including Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Ace Hardware, offer free recycling collection for unbroken bulbs.

Car Seats

Some recycling centers accept expired car seats, check with yours or you can break the seat down and recycle the parts

Three things you probably didn’t know could be recycled..

Crayons

Crazy crayons.com accepts used crayons and recycles them into other products. Color Cycle , sponsored by Crayola, recycles markers.

Bras

The Bra Recyclers accepts unused and gently used bras.

Greeting Cards

St. Jude’s Ranch takes used greeting cards without writing on the back of the card front.
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Car seats have an expiration date printed on them. If your car seat has not expired and was not involved in an accident, you can give it to a new family to use. Do not attempt to recycle expired car seats. If you must dispose of in a dumpster, break the car seat apart or clearly mark as unsafe. Sun and wear make car seats unreliable over time.

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