A Checklist of Things You Aren’t Recycling (But Should Be)

Not every item you try to recycle is going to be accepted bt your local recycling service. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be recycling these items.

There are some items that need to be recycled separately and there are specific places that will accept these items.

Here’s a short list of a few items you should try and recycle when you can.

Electronics

Computers, televisions, cell phones, and other items like these should be recycled when you upgrade them with newer replacements. The best thing to do is ask the company you purchased from about their recycling policies and ask them to take your old electronics.

Ink Cartridges

When you need new ink for your printer, chances are you’ll pick some up at your local office supplies store. This is the perfect place to bring your empty cartridges as they usually accept these for recycling.

Plastic Bags

Please do not try and recycle old plastic bags in your recycling bin. The machinery at your local recycling service can become jammed up if plastic bags make their way into the machines. However, we don’t want you throwing away this plastic either.

Bring extra plastic bags to your grocery store. While you’re here, purchase a few recyclable tote bags to cut down on your use of plastic backs altogether.

Medication

After an injury or illness, there’s a good chance you may have leftover medication. If you shouldn’t be taking this medication than you should dispose of it. Many people will tell you to throw it out or flush it down the toilet but DO NOT do this!

Throwing medication out could cause it to end up in the wrong hands and flushing it could have horrible effects on the water supply and environment. Instead, bring old medications back to the pharmacy or your doctor’s office.

Just because you can’t have these items picked up at your front door, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be recycled.

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