10+ things you should recycle

Dobibe.com

Direct, Relevant, and Useful for you.

Share & Comment

Share this post with your friends, family, or even followers; link backs are always welcome.

You can follow us or contact us by social media.

And if you have time, get involved! Join the conversation and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

10+ things you should recycle

Did you know that there are many everyday household items that you can recycle? In fact, there are probably items in your home right now that can be recycled! Recycling is a great way to reduce waste. We provide tips on how to recycle these items properly. Let’s get started!

1. Paint.

Ask friends, neighbors, youth clubs, etc., if they have a use for the leftover paint. Donate unused cans of paint to charity.

Leftover paint can be recycled at many hardware stores or recycling centers. However, it is important to ensure the paint is dry before recycling it. Otherwise, it may not be accepted. Paint Care has dropped off centers for used paint in many states.

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, you will not be charged extra. Disclosure Policy

2. 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.

3. Oil filters.

Oil should never be poured 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 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 that will.

4. Appliances

Appliances that can’t be repaired. Check with the local recycling center and scrap waste centers. You may be able to find someone who will remove your appliance for free. Please see Recycle Steel.

5. Light bulbs.

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

6. Car seats.

Many car seat manufacturers have programs in place to recycle old car seats. You can also check with your local recycling center to see if they accept car seats.

7. Bras.

Many charities accept donations of gently used bras. The Bra Recyclers accept unused and gently used bras.

8. Carpeting.

If you’ve got old carpets that are getting too worn to use anymore, don’t throw them away! You can often recycle these items at special facilities. There are several sites across America where you could donate your carpets, so they don’t end up in landfills or being burned—just check CARE’s Collector Finder Map before throwing away any carpet!

9. Tires.

Most tire retailers will recycle your old tires for free. You can also check with your local recycling center to see if they accept tires.

10. Electronics.

Electronics are a big part of our lives these days. Many of us have cell phones, laptops, and other daily gadgets. When it comes time to upgrade to a new model or get rid of an old one, we often wonder what to do with the old electronics. Should we recycle them?

The good news is that many electronics can be recycled at your local recycling center. However, some electronics may need to be taken to a special facility for recycling. This includes items such as television sets and computers. If you’re unsure whether your particular item can be recycled, it’s always best to check with your local recycling center first.

Staples and Best Buy will recycle computers and cell phones.

11. Ink cartridges.

Ink cartridges can be recycled at your local recycling center. Office Depot and Staples will recycle ink cartridges. You can also check Cash 4 Toners.

12. Wine corks.

Wine corks can often be recycled at special facilities. Recycled wine corks can be used to make everything from bulletin boards to flooring tiles. You can also use them as mulch in your garden or as craft supplies for DIY projects.

Additional Information:

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.

FAQ

What is the best way to recycle old batteries?

The best way to recycle old batteries is to take them to a local recycling center or scrap waste center. You can also check with your local library or post office to see if they have a recycling program for used batteries.

How can I recycle my old electronics?

The good news is that many electronics can be recycled at your local recycling center. However, some electronics may need to be taken to a special facility for recycling. This includes items such as television sets and computers. If you’re unsure whether your particular item can be recycled, it’s always best to check with your local recycling center first. Staples and Best Buy will recycle computers and cell phones.

How can I recycle my old car seats?

Many car seat manufacturers have programs in place to recycle old car seats. You can also check with your local recycling center to see if they accept car seats.

For more information, please visit:

How Do I Recycle? Common Recyclables

Go to https://www.usa.gov/ and search for recycling plus your state.

Please share with us any recycling suggestions you have.

Thank you so much for reading. If you enjoyed this blog post, please give it a share!

See also:

20+ places to donate your stuff

Easily Organizing Kitchen Countertops

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Please rate

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

sixteen − seven =

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap