Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where can I recycle my trash?

Before you toss out today's trash, find out what you can recycle—it could make all the difference for tomorrow!

Where to Recycle
  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Floppy disks and videotapes
  • Cell phones and rechargeable batteries
  • Business clothing
  • Eyeglasses
  • Formal dresses
  • Appliances
  • Carpets
  • Paint
  • Packing peanuts
  • Tires

The Facts: How Long Does It Take to Biodegrade?

Brown paper bag
1 to 5 months

Cigarette butts and filters
12 years

Plastic bags, caps, and lids

Aluminum cans
2 to 5 centuries

Styrofoam cups and clamshells
Virtually forever

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