Category: Recycle

  • Recycle Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, and Paint for Free

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    Fort Collins residents and businesses can now recycle batteries, antifreeze, motor oil and paint free of charge. The city’s Timberline Recycling Center, 1903 S. Timberline Road, will take the items at its hard-to-recycle materials yard. That facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The city is offsetting the previous fee with […]

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  • Stop Crushing Cans Before You Recycle

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    Ever feel the need to crush things before you recycle them? Well, it’s often the right instinct, as it conserves space and is more efficient for pick-up by recyclers. Plastic bottles, for instance, are generally best crushed (and left with caps on) when thrown in the recycling bin. Aluminum cans, however, are a rare exception, […]

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  • China Ban Causes Recycling Crisis in Massachusetts

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    The EPA estimates Americans recycle about 90 million tons of material a year. But these days the stuff we recycle has to be purer than Ivory soap. That’s because China, the world’s largest importer of recycled materials, instituted strict new standards on the quality of the products they’ll buy, and the impact is being felt near […]

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  • Get Paid to Recycle Your Used Razors

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    Rather than tossing your used razors in the trash and having them contribute to excessive landfill waste, Gillette is paying for them to be recycled – and they’re encouraging people to get their communities to do it as well. Consumers can now recycle their razors and all of their disposable packaging by shipping the used […]

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  • Sea Squirts Can Tell Us More About The Ocean’s Health

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    A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. Israeli researchers have found that ascidians – round, palm-sized animals also known as sea squirts can thrive in dirty […]

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  • Don’t know what to recycle? You’re not alone

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    We’ve all been in this situation before. You’ve finished your coffee and you’re looking for the trash. Just as you’re about to aim for the nearest bin, the dread sets in. Is this cup recyclable? Is the lid? Is the cup too frothy? Will the recycling police find me? Why do bad things happen to […]

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  • Ocean Pollution Reaching The Deepest Depths

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    The deepest point on Earth is heavily polluted with plastic, scientists have discovered, showing how pervasively the world has been contaminated. The researchers plumbed the depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Challenger Deep, the lowest place on the face of the planet. They found the highest levels of microplastics yet […]

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  • Waterford Residents are Asked to Recycle After Christmas

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    Waterford people are being urged to recycle plastic, waste cardboard and paper, and other items over the Christmas period. Christmas can be a plastic-heavy time with toy packaging, selection boxes and Christmas crackers. “There are many items that we use at Christmas time that can be recycled and especially when it comes to things like […]

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  • What to Recycle After Christmas

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    When the rush of Christmas presents is over on the morning of the 25th, many residents will be left with a lot of garbage. Before it is all thrown in the dumpster, officials with Texas Tech say it’s important to consider which bin to throw it in. From cardboard boxes, to foam packing, and gift […]

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  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle During the Best Time of Year!

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    The “most wonderful time of the year” is also the most wasteful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day than any other time of the year. Whether you are shopping, decorating, cooking or giving a gift, Allyson Mitchell, executive director with the Indiana […]

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