Newark Goes Green: Tips to Recycle Home Items

Recycling is something we all know we should do, but it’s clear that not every American practices good habits. To avoid this fate, it helps to be aware of common household items you can recycle around the house. Start rethinking the following items today to have less negative impact on the environment. 

Paper In Every Form 

Cereal boxes and junk mail all count, so before you absentmindedly stick another piece of packaging into the trash remind yourself that it doesn’t go there. Paper plates and paper cups also need to be in the recycling bins after you throw a party. People may toss these things plus other common paper products like books or shredded documents because it’s easier to do than find a recycling facility, but you need to make the effort to get these items to the right place. 

Electronics: DVDs, Batteries and Computers 

None of these things belong in the trash. Beyond being a wasteful act, they actually contain ingredients that may contaminate the water or the ground. Few areas don’t have a recycling center for these items, although it’s generally not in the same location as the people who take soda bottles and cardboard. 

Miscellaneous Items

Get creative here! Paper towel rolls may keep the different wires for your TV from getting all tangled. Reuse take-out plastic containers instead of buying new ones. Make a watering container out of an old milk jug, and use your ratty clothes as rags if you can’t find a place to recycle them. Take your nicer clothes to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. 

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