What Items Can Be Recycled Safely?

By now we all know recycling is good for us and the environment. Recycling reduces waste in landfills, conserves natural resources, saves energy, creates jobs, and reduces pollution. But what items are safe to recycle?

Due to advances in technology, we can recycle more items now than we ever could before. Here are some items that are currently safe to recycle:

  • Metals: Aluminum, steel, and tin cans; as well as aluminum foil, disposable cookware, and burner bibs
  • Paper: Cardboard, magazines, office paper, newspapers, paperboard, and dairy and juice cartons
  • Glass: Clear, brown, and green glass
  • Plastics: Clean plastic bottles, jars, and jugs
  • Batteries: Car and household batteries
  • Light bulbs: Incandescent, LED, and fluorescent bulbs
  • Electronics: Computers, office equipment, televisions, and cell phones. Be sure to wipe your computer and cell phone hard drives clean before recycling them!

Remember, products can’t be recycled if leftover food, dirt, or liquid is on them. So before recycling, always make sure the product is clean!

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