Let Recycle Michael teach you about Recycling
About the Recycle Center / A Look at Recycling
It's clear to us that if we all do our part...with the planet at heart...we will have cleaner air, water and earth . How do we do that? It's not as hard as you think.
Have you ever wondered exactly what you can Recycle and what you Cannot Recycle?
Bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, batteries...can all be be recycled or reused.
Check your town to see what items you can recycle and how. Then help your family take those items to the recycle drop off center, or use curb side recycling when available. Also, seeour suggestions below!
A closer look at the recycling center:
In many cases, the recycle center is not just a place to drop off things that can be recycled to make new items, but a place to dispose of things that are not biodegradable, so they can be disposed of in a proper way. Some things can also be brought in to be exchanged or donated, this way they can be reused by someone else.
Most recycle facilities or transfer stations have a recycle center where we can bring in
the following household items which can be recycled to make new things:
- aluminum cans
- glass bottles
- steel cans (pet food, veggies, tuna, soup, etc.)
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- plastic soda bottles (2 liter and smaller)
- glass jars and bottles
- plastic milk jugs
- phone books
- white paper
- brown paper bag
- plastic grocery bags
- rechargeable batteries
A closer look at the recycling process at the center or at home:
Many other things can be recycled
Beside our daily household items like plastics, glass, paper, we can recycle most items successfully by reusing them or their parts. Things like cars, building materials, toys, paints, clothing and so on.
Not Just man made materials, but organic
We can recycle organic materials like yard wastes and leftover fruits and vegetables by making a compost and using compost to fertilize our garden.
What they do with all these recycled materials
Many great things are made from recycled materials. For instance, glass makes new glass, plastics makes new plastic and so the cycle goes....that's why it is called recycle!
Some everyday items you can buy recycled:
Buy recycled items made from recycled newspaper, glass or plastic:
- PAPER TOWELS
- GREETING CARDS
- DETERGENT BOTTLES
- TOILET PAPER
- FACIAL TISSUES
- EGG CARTONS
- TRASH BAGS
You can identify these items at the store
because they have this recycle symbol
on the package:
More ways to help conserve:
- Shop carrying cloth bags instead of paper or plastic
Buy products with less packaging
Buy large economy size items
- Avoid using disposable item
Leave grass clippings on the lawn
Store leftovers in reusable containers instead of wrap or bags