Recycle Tips

Recycling has numerous environmental benefits. It almost always takes less energy to make a product from recycled materials than it does to make it from new materials, which means less greenhouse gases are produced as part of the product's life cycle. It saves natural resources that would otherwise be mined to make a new product, and reduces the amount of garbage that is hauled off to landfills – another big source of greenhouse gas emissions. One thing recycling increases is jobs – an estimated five times as much as waste disposal. Recycling requires businesses that collect, haul, and process recyclables, as well as businesses that manufacture products from recycled materials. The National Recycling Coalition reports that recycling supports 1.1 million jobs in the U.S. Sorting your trash is definitely worth the effort!

Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
Cell phones are one of the fastest growing forms of electronic waste.
Donation can be an easy, tax-friendly way to dispose of your obsolete electronics.
Recycling electronics is becoming easier to do.
What you can recycle usually depends on where you live and the services offered in your area.
Successful recycling programs are those that make it easy for people to recycle.
Americans are producing more waste with each passing year, most of which is hauled off and buried in landfills.