Recycling 101, Saves Energy, Saves Cost, SAVES Environment

Recycling 101

Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale.

But what does all this have to do with you? Well, recycling is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out the environment, create a profitable market for recycled goods and help preserve natural resources from being depleted. So…let’s get involved!
Learn about the basics
Electronics

Electronics

CDs and DVDs Cell Phone Computer Monitors Computers DVD Player Inkjet Cartridge Motherboard MP3 Player Office Machines Television VCR Video Game
Hazardous

Hazardous

Asbestos CFL Explosives Fire Extinguisher Freon Lead Medical Sharps Medications Mercury Paint Paint Thinners Pesticides Photographic Chemicals Pool Chemicals Rechargeable Batteries Single Use Batteries Smoke Detectors
Plastic

Plastic

Number 4 Plastic LDPE Number 6 Plastic Polystyrene Number 7 Plastic Plastic Bags Plastic Bottles Plastic Casing PVC
Paper

Paper

Books Brown Paper Bags Cardboard Catalogs Computer Paper Magazines Mail Newspaper Paperboard Phone Books Wrapping Paper
Household

Household

Bicycle Clothing and Textile Cooking Oil Eyeglasses Furniture Household Cleaners Light Bulbs Mattresses Musical Instruments Solid Waste Disposal Toys
Garden

Garden

Composting Dirt Fertilizers Mulching
Automotive

Automotive

Auto Bodies Auto Parts Car Batteries Car Fluids Fuel Motor Oil Oil Filters Tires
Metal

Metal

Aerosol Can Aluminum Can Aluminum Foil Ferrous Metal Metal Clothes Hangers Steel
Glass

Glass

Blue Glass Brown Glass Clear Glass Green Glass
Construction

Construction

Brick Carpet Carpet Padding Gypsum Drywall Linoleum Pallets Wood

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