Does this ever happen to you?
You flip over a product and see that it is recyclable. And, while you want to recycle it, you don’t know where to do it, because every community handles its recycling just a bit differently.
So, what do you do?
I came across a few websites that can help and I thought they were really cool.
- Earth 911 is a website dedicated to helping you find recycling centers and learn how to recycle. Put your zip code and the item you want to recycle into the website’s search feature. You’ll get a list of sites in your area where you can drop off the recyclable item. If there isn’t a place in your region – or it’s just not convenient for you to drop off the item – the site also gives you a list of places you can mail the item for recycling.
- If you have more than one item, you may want to tap a local College Hunks Hauling Junk® franchise. This Inc. 500 company is the nation’s largest employer of college students. The ‘hunks’ will come and pick up your stuff and make sure it gets recycled. They specialize in helping business and residential clients sort their stuff, recycling and disposing of unused items. (I can’t believe we don’t have this in our area!) Wondering if you’re in their service area? They have a list of areas they serve on their website.
- If you would prefer to give your recyclables to someone, check out ecycler. This website matches people looking for recyclables with people who have them to recycle. You can choose to give yours away or sell them.
If you have another resource that you’ve found helps you be a bit more eco-friendly, please share!
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