What Can Be Recycled?

recycle-materialCheck with your city or county. Many municipalities collect the following items for recycling:

Newspaper, office paper, cardboard, magazines - Why recycle paper? If everyone in the US recycled just 1/10th of their newsprint, it would save approximately 25 million trees a year!

Beverage containers, canned foods containers - Why recycle aluminum? By recycling one aluminum can, you can save enough energy to run a TV set for 3 hours.

Soda bottles, milk jugs, plastic bags (at grocery stores), detergent containers - Why recycle plastic? Five recycled plastic bottles makes enough fiberfill to stuff a ski jacket.

Can no longer be recycled. Try to purchase items in other types of containers.

Other metals
Steel cans, automobile bodies, appliances - Why recycle steel? For every ton of steel that is recycled, 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1000 pounds of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone is preserved.

Yard trimmings
Grass, leaves, clippings all by composting - Why recycle yard trimmings? Reuse these to mulch your yard!