You are recycling plastic, paper, and cans at home and that is great! Now, what do you do with the things that you want to recycle but your recycling center won’t take? Here are some ways to recycle those hard to recycle items and reasons why you should.
1. Cell Phones:
Cell phones are hazardous waste because they contain Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, and Cadium. If thrown in with your trash, they can cause environmental contamination including combustion and leakage into the ground, water, and soil. Unfortunately, only 2% of cell phones are recycled. Check out Earth911.org to find a local cell phone recycling drop off location or mail them to:
Recycle My Cell Phone/Collective Good
4508 Bibb Blvd Suite B-10
Tucker, GA 30084
3. Plastic Bottle Caps:
Plastic Bottle Caps are made of a different type of plastic that can’t be easily recycled. You can drop them off at your local Aveda Store.
4. Plastic Bags and Film:
More and more retailers have in–store bins to collect your film, plastic shopping, produce, and Ziploc bags. To find a local drop off location in your area visit Plastic Bag Recycling
5. Plastic Packing Peanuts:
Locate a shipping company in your area that can reuse your plastic packing peanuts at Loose Fill Packaging. Then in the future, try to use companies that use compostable peanuts.
6. Worn out Athletic Shoes:
Nike will take your old worn-out athletic shoes and turn them into Nike Grind, a material used in
sports surfaces at Nike Reuse A Shoe
7. Rechargeable Batteries:
Once your rechargeable batteries are no longer chargeable (after about 1,000 charges) send them to RBRC for recycling.
Are there items that you need help recycling? Drop me a line, I will be happy to help!