Category Archives: National Recycling Programs

3 Ways to Dispose of Light Bulbs, Plus Bonus Crafts

The first thing you need to know is that there are different types of light bulbs. In our previous post, we provided tons of info about recycling CFLs, or compact fluorescent light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs are the old-school light bulbs many of us may still have before we switched to CFLs (the swirly coiled up…Continue Reading

Apple Recycling Program Gives Gift Cards for Your iPod, iPad & More

Recycling Apple products is easier than you think. Apple offers a recycling program to you at no charge. That’s right, it’s free! This means you are able to recycle your iPhone and other devices and receive a rebate from Apple as long as you are aware of and take advantage of this program. The Apple…Continue Reading

Rebuild and Recycle: Brownfield Redevelopment

Clean Up a Vacant Lot in Your Town Have you ever driven by an abandoned gas station in your neighborhood, or an empty lot? This is what’s known as a brownfield- a site that is difficult to redevelop because there are pollutants or potential contamination. There are many different kinds of brownfields. Besides larger industrial…Continue Reading

Safe and Simple Smoke Detector Disposal

Smoke detectors have a limited life span according to a date specified, usually about ten years. That means even if you’re replacing its battery regularly, eventually you’ll need a new smoke alarm. Smoke detectors help you protect your household in case of a fire emergency, so when it’s time to get rid of one, remember…Continue Reading

Recycle Those Red Plastic Cups at Your Next Party

“Hey, red Solo cup is cheap and disposable And in fourteen years, they are decomposable…Whoo!” Well, that last line of country music singer Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” song may not be true, but you sure can recycle them. Red Solo cups have become the iconic symbol for American partygoers. How many people have at…Continue Reading