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Becoming a Recycling Pro: Step 1

Just starting to recycle? No problem! We’ve got a few tips to help you on your way.

If the
members who
each recycle one pound of recyclable goods instead of sending it to the landfill
Complete this slideshow to find out what the impact would be.
Becoming a Recycling Pro: Step 1
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  • Jaclyn G. 1 year ago
    Our new community is very rural, and there is no free recycle pick up. We lived in Hawaii the last 6 years and they provided us with a huge blue recycle bin that was picked up weekly for free. Now, here in NC, there is a recycle truck that can come by, but the weekly/monthly fee is ridiculous. It’s not really feasible for us to transport bins to a recycle center, as we don’t have vehicles large enough. I miss how easy it was to recycle at our last house, so I was hoping there was a good recycling program here, but there isn’t. Any suggestions...or just pay the ridiculous pick up fee?
  • Terri T. 3 years ago
    I am calling the City I lie in and find out if there is a recycling center close by. Thanks for the information on the importance of recycling.
  • Frank S. 3 years ago
    Do recycling centers actually generate a profit?
  • Jackie A. 3 years ago
    My city, Hollywood, FL, has a great recycling program. They give residents a magnet with a map of the city, color-coded that shows when their pick-up days are. Example, my blue recycable bin goes out on Mondays with paper, glass AND plastics. The magnet & city website describes what's allowed (like no pizza boxes). Then on Thursdays, you can put the blue bin out with lawn cuttings, small co-mingle appliances or items (pillow/hand-mixers etc). Also on Thursdays you can put out a stove, or couch for a co-mingle pick up; but there is a cubic foot maximum, and can only e put out the night before. We have alot of alley-ways in our city which helps, and being in SouthEast Florida this works year round.
  • Michell V. 3 years ago
    There's a charger that CAN recharge alkaline batteries if there's still a tiny amount of juice in them. It takes a while, though, because it has to operate at such a low wattage.
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