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Unusual Things you can Recycle - Part 1

Unusual Things you can Recycle - Part 1

Lowes has everything you need to make your house a home and with a Lowes Money Off Coupon from  We Are Coupons you can save money on everything instore. Even with massive savings the world is kind of crazy right now and things are costing more than ever. With this in mind what we throw into the trash, want we can reuse and what we can recycle need considerably more thought.  Recycling is now an important part of life more than ever.  So, what are some of the more unusual things you can  recycle and reuse?  This two-part article will hopefully inspire you to recycle more.


Lots can be Recycled


As you can see, there is a lot that can be recycled with a little research. Before taking out the trash bag, consider whether you can recycle useless household items. There are many household items that you didn't even know were recyclable. In honor of Earth Day, here are 11 household items you should recycle.


Earth Day


In honor of Earth Day, which we be celebrate every  April, here are some things you may have thrown away, but with a little effort, you can recycle them. If you want to make something useful out of recycled stuff, you might be surprised at how many items you can creatively reuse. Before you toss your next item in the trash, why not check out these ten things I'm sure you didn't know could be recycled. While some may fail with the rest of the weekly wash, others require a little more effort.


The Basics of Recycling


Some basic items, such as paper, can usually be put in the trash, while others may require additional recycling efforts. While junk mail, magazines, newspapers, and printer paper can be sent straight to a regular waste paper bin, book recycling takes a little more effort. You can't throw your old razors in the trash, but these disposable items are made from durable materials that can be broken down and reused.


Cosmetics and Plastic


Cosmetic packaging may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about recycling, but containers, tubes, tubes, and other containers can be easily recycled.


You may have recycled all your plastic and glass bottles, cartons and metal cans. No one ever actually recycled batteries, but it's much easier to recycle used batteries these days. Car batteries contain lead and don't end up in landfills because the toxic metal seeps into groundwater, but they are collected and recycled by almost every retailer that sells them. Instead, use a company like Battery Solutions to recycle your batteries.



Each year, AAA runs a program called the Great Battery Roundup, in which old 12-volt batteries can be taken to any branch for recycling. You can definitely leave PET bottles at recycling centers in your area. Many cell phone companies and stationery stores offer phone recycling services; look for the one closest to you to see if they can take your phone. You can send old CDs to the CD Recycling Center with free shipping (there is a label on their website that you can print).



The US CD Recycling Center recycles your old CDs and DVDs, shreds them, and turns them into polycarbonate resin to create something new. Crayola has an event called Color Cycle. You send them the old one so they can recycle it again. Before changing your oil, check to see if the company you use recycles used oil.

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