The Recycle List: 100+ Things You Can Recycle and Where to Recycle Them

The Recycle List: 100+ Things You Can Recycle and Where to Recycle Them

The Recycle List

by Pagan Poet

 The Recycle List is a useful list of things you can recycle. It also includes a list of places by State where you can recycle things. Choose an item from the list that you would like to recycle by clicking on the links provided. These links provide environmental impacts, usage stats and useful reduction, reuse and recycling information. Household items such as old hair dryers, flat irons, paint and appliances, clothes, shoes, electronics and batteries are just a few of the many things that can be recycled.

Alongside of Reducing and Reusing, Recycling benefits all.

Did you know that plastic is the #5 recycled material in the U.S.?

Learn More – Get Involved:

According to the EPA, about 75% of what is found in the average garbage can is recyclable.

100+ Things You Can Recycle and Where to Recycle List:

Auto:

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Automotive Recycling Center:

Construction:

Electronics:

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Electronics Recycling Center:

Learn about: Verizon’s program to Recycle. Repurpose. Reward. Trade in your phone and donate the proceeds to help survivors of domestic violence via Hopeline OR receive a Verizon Gift Card by email.

Watch: Verizon’s video about how to Trade in Your Old CELL PHONE OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Garden:

Glass: 90% of recycled glass is used to make new containers.

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Glass Recycling Center:

Hazardous:

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Hazardous Waste Recycling Center:

Household:

Many household items such as toys, furniture, tv’s, etc., can be reused by donating to your local thrift shop or by posting ads on craigslist.org

Metal:

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Metal Recycling Center:

america-recycle-day

 

Learn about America Recycle’s Day – November 15th

 

 

Did you know… if 1 in 5 homes switched to electronic bills, statements and payments, the collective impact would save 151 million pounds of paper yearly, avoid filling 8.6 million household garbage bags with waste and avoid producing 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions?

Source: PayItGreen Alliance, 2008

Recycle List Bonus: Stop Junk Mail websites:

recycle list: stop junk mail41pounds.org/   catalogchoice.org   DMAchoice.org   Federal Trade Commission List

see also: Stop Junk Mail Before It Stops You

Paper:

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Paper Recycling Center:

  • Books – you can donate for Re-use at your Local Libray
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogs
  • Computer paper
  • Grocery bags
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Phone books

Plastic:

Check out 1-800-Recycing.com to find your Local Plastic Recycling Center:

Sporting Equipment:

Recycle your quality used sports equipment at Play It Again Sports.

1800gotjunk.com

 People who want to earn extra money can sign up on ecycler.com to collect recycled aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles and newspapers from people who wish to give them away.

 

The Recyle List is a useful guide to learn about things you can recycle.“The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.” American Indian Proverb

Recycling and Waste Reduction by State:

Alabama
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Alabama Environmental Council

Alaska
Alaska Center for the Environment

Arizona
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Arizona Recycling Coalition

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Arkansas Recycling Coalition

California
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Northern California Recycling Association

Colorado
Colorado Association for Recycling

Connecticut
Connecticut Department Environmental Protection
Connecticut Recyclers Coalition

Delaware
Delaware Solid Waste Authority

Florida
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Recycle Florida Today

Georgia
Georgia Recycling Coalition
Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Hawaii
Hawaii Recycles
Hawaii Department of Health – Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch

Idaho
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Illinois
Illinois Recycling Association
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Indiana
Indiana Recycling Coalition
Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Iowa
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Recycling Association

Kansas
Kansas Bureau of Waste Management
Kansas Recycles

Kentucky
Kentucky Division of Waste Management

Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Maine
Maine State Planning Office – Waste Management and Recycling Program

Maryland
Maryland Department of Environment
Maryland Recyclers Coalition

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Recycling Coalition

Michigan
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Recycling Coalition

Minnesota
Recycling Association of Minnesota
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Mississippi Recycling Coalition

Missouri
Missouri Recycling Association
Missouri Department of Natural Resource

Montana
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Recycle Montana

Nebraska
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
Nebraska State Recycling Association

Nevada
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Jersey
Association of New Jersey Recyclers
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New Mexico
New Mexico Recycling Coalition
New Mexico Environment Department

New York
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

North Carolina
North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance

North Dakota
North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association
North Dakota Department of Health – Pollution Prevention and Recycling

Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Ohio EPA Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Recycling Association
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon
Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania State Recycling Association

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota
South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association

Tennessee
Tennessee Recycling Coalition

Texas
State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Utah
Recycling Coalition of Utah
Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Vermont
Association of Vermont Recyclers
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Virginia
Virginia Recycling Association
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Washington
Washington State Recycling Association
Department of Ecology

West Virginia
West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board
Recycling Coalition of West Virginia

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Recycle More Wisconsin

Wyoming
Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling Association
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

 

Pagan Poet’s 100+ Things You Can Recycle List used the following resources:

Earth911.com – Find out Why, Where and How to Recycle using the largest and most accurate recycling directory in the U.S.
EcoLife.com – Recycling Centers – Where to Recycle? Database of Recycling Drop of Locations and Centers By Maryruth Belsey Priebe

  • EnviroGlass Products Inc. – offers a variety of post-use recycled glass and porcelain aggregate for decorative use in terrazzo flooring.
  • Recycle.com – Serving Government & Public Agencies, Business & Industry, Colleges & Universities, Health Crae & NGOs
  • Squidoo.com – The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
  • Steel Recycling Institute
  • TerraCycle.com – TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called the Brigades, and start sending us waste.
  • The Plastic Loose Fill Council – The Council operates the Peanut Hotline, the national reuse program for polystyrene or plastic loose fill, also known as “packing peanuts”.
  • Wikipedia