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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Not Sure if It's Recyclable?

If you have something you'd like to recycle, but you're not sure if it is acceptable or where it might be recycled, check with Earth911.

This is especially helpful for those items that may not have a recycling number on it. You can type in your product description and your zip code, and it will list locations that take that product. 

For example, not all grocery stores here recycle plastic grocery bags, and we've been having trouble finding a place that accepts them. When I typed in plastic bags, several locations popped up. 

Our local recycling locations do not accept glass. When I typed in glass nothing came up. I know that you can hire a company to collect your recyclables, but it doesn't appear there are free methods to recycling glass. 

We don't have curbside recycling here, which surprises me in such a green state as Montana. Maybe soon. 

More on recycling:

A Refresher on Recycling Plastics

Recycling Electronics and Appliances

Animal Shelters Accept What Other Charities Can't Use