Specialty Recycling

Week 2

electronics, batteries, clothing, lightbulb and beauty products on a table

Specialty Recycling


Now that I've gotten a handle on what can go into my curbside recycling bins, it's time to find a way to recycle everything else. Here are a few things that come up fairly frequently in my house. Read more →

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15 National Chains with Drop-off Recycling Programs


Only half of Americans have access to curbside recycling and even then, there are still plenty of recyclable goods being sent to landfills. This list includes popular chains that have recycling programs available to their patrons. Read more →

three silver cyclinders labeled rubberbands, batteries, and corks

Make the Change: Specialty Recycling Bins


This week I opted for a quick, but functional craft project - making specialty recycling bins for some of the items that aren't accepted in my curbside pickup. You can use any containers, but might I suggest choosing some that can't be recycled and will end its life in a landfill. Think Pringles, Folgers, Panko Bread Crumbs...the ones made up of multiple materials. Read more →

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Letter of the Week: Requesting Recyclable Packaging


I never thought recycling was going to solve all of my waste problems, but I definitely didn't realize how many products that I love and use on a regular basis cannot be recycled. This week, I'm writing to ask a company to consider making recyclable materials and packaging. Read more →