Recyclable Items

Every year Americans generate millions of tons of waste. We throw "away" massive amounts of trash as result of everyday living. Many things can be turned into valuable next generation products.

Now, many of us realize that there is no such place as "away." Since our trash problems won't go "away" either, we must take responsibility for our own waste. The best way to do that is to reduce, reuse, recycle and educate.

Recyclable Items A to Z

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Aluminum

One of the most efficient forms of recycling is aluminum recycling. Aluminum can be reused repeatedly and requires very little processing to make it available for reuse. Manufacturers simply melt down crushed aluminum stock and add it to freshly extracted aluminum without any degradation of quality in the finished product.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling an aluminum can requires less than 5% of the energy that would be expended in creating a similar can out of fresh bauxite ore. The Aluminum Association estimates that the energy saved in recycling a single aluminum can could power a television for 3 hours.

Yes

  • Aluminum/steel/tin cans
  • Aluminum foil and cookie/pie tins. Must be rinsed clean, with no food contamination

Labels okay are OK.

No

  • Aerosol cans
  • Food-soiled metal
  • Large metal objects
  • Metal cookware
  • Paint buckets
  • Propane tanks/bottles

Appliances

Yes

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Washes
  • Water heaters