What Can Be Recycled?

Newspapers, aluminum cans, glass jars

Check with your city or county. Many municipalities collect the following items for recycling:

  • Paper
    newspaper, office paper, cardboard, magazines - Why recycle paper? If everyone in the US recycled just 1/10th of their newsprint, it would save approximately 25 million trees a year!
  • Aluminum
    beverage containers, canned foods containers - Why recycle aluminum? By recycling one aluminum can, you can save enough energy to run a TV set for 3 hours.
  • Plastics
    soda bottles, milk jugs, plastic bags (at grocery stores), detergent containers - Why recycle plastic? Five recycled plastic bottles makes enough fiberfill to stuff a ski jacket.
  • Glass
    green, clear, amber - Why recycle glass? Glass never wears out. For every ton of glass that is recycled, a ton of resources (sand, soda ash, limestone, and feldspar) is saved.
  • Other metals
    steel cans, automobile bodies, appliances - Why recycle steel? For every ton of steel that is recycled, 2500 pounds of iron ore, 1000 pounds of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone is preserved.
  • Yard trimmings
    grass, leaves, clippings all by composting - Why recycle yard trimmings? Reuse these to mulch your yard!

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