You might be thinking, cardboard, paper, plastic water bottles, and aluminum cans are the only things that can be recycled in your house. However, there are a lot of things that could and should be recycled. In fact, there are probably dozens of items that you throw away that are highly recyclable. The sad reality of recycling is that enough of it occurs. Unfortunately, a lot of us tend to toss things in the trash, and most of it ends up in landfills or other waste incineration plants. If you are planning a cleaning or waste removal project, you should put aside a few unique household items for recycling. Read on to learn more about them!
Newspapers, Phone Books, Printer Paper, and Junk Mail
Paper makes up around 35 percent of all waste in American landfills. This is one of the most recyclable categories of waste you can set aside for recycling. Any type of unused or old paper should be recycled during your waste removal project.
Beers, Soda, and other Aluminum Beverage Cans
Aluminum cans could be sent to recycling plants, where they are then cleaned, melted, and cast into brand new aluminum sheets, rods, and other shapes. Consider tossing all your aluminum cans away with no hesitation next time you recycle.
Glass Jars and Bottles Can be Recycled
Glass is typically melted down and remolded into brand new glass containers. A lot of jars could be reused for storing pins, buttons, nails, and other types of items. Do not forget about these recyclables for your next cleanup or waste removal project!
Cardboard Boxes, Cereal Boxes, and Older Books
Many different boxes could be simply reused at home for storing and organizing. Older books, if they’re still usable, could also be donated or sold too.
Computer Ink, Toner Cartridges Could be Refilled and Recycled
A lot of printer ink cartridges have toxic materials that do not belong in the trash. A lot of business supply stores will take your old ink cartridges for recycling. The Atlantic Waste Group knows exactly what to do with whichever products you are trying to recycle, so leave it up to us for your dumpster rental, recycling, and waste removal needs.
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