One of the most important things you can do to protect the environment is to recycle your waste materials for reuse, which reduces the need to make more materials. You can easily prepare the waste so that it can be recycled.
Things You'll Need
- Garbage bags
Sort through your waste material to determine what is actually recyclable. Obviously.com offers a list of recyclable materials, which includes the usual glass and plastic, and also items such as motor oil and tires.
Place each kind of recyclable in a separate garbage bag.
Find a recycling center that can recycle your waste material. Earth911.com offers a directory of recycling centers.
Drop the recyclable materials off at the recycling center. Not every recycling centers takes every form of waste. To dispose of all your recyclable material, you may need to visit multiple recycling centers.
Tips & Warnings
- To expedite the recycling process, rinse or otherwise clean your recyclables.
- Not everything can be recycled. If something is seriously damaged, moldy, or otherwise dangerous or undesirable, you need to throw it away or dispose of it through a hazardous waste collection program.
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