Domestic Household Environment – What can be Recycled?

recycling bins, what you can recycle

With recent changes to waste management and the pay by weight method to be introduced in this country, recycling has become a household activity. At Security In shredding recycling your documents once destroyed creates a good recycling habit for your business to incorporate. Recycling at home is also a good habit to adopt.

Start A Separation Of Waste

By ensuring that you don’t discard your recyclable products within a household, you can contribute to tons of material being diverted from the waste stream every year. Composting waste services offered by waste companies compost organic materials, such as food scraps and yard clippings which is yet another way you can prevent further disposal into landfills and incinerators.

The environmental benefits of recycling are just the beginning of the story, as the recycling industry is also responsible for providing over 1.1 million jobs within the United States which is an accurate indication of the true overall value of recycling.

In addition to the above benefits, today recycling is widely available and easy to do, thanks to the many communities that offer recycling programs.

Recycling Facilities listed below provide a good resource for households in order to maximise the benefits from their waste generation.

There are many places and ways you can recycle, some of them are:

  • Recycling Banks
  • Civic Amenity Sites
  • Recycling Centres
  • Kerbside Collection Services
  • Composting Services & Home Composting

Materials that can be recycled:

  • Aluminium foil and cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard Boxes
  • Glass Containers, Bottles and Jars
  • Metal cans
  • Mixed paper, including magazines and junk mail
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard Both White and Coloured
  • Hard plastics and Plastic Containers (Milk Cartons)
  • Autos
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Metals
  • Pots and Pans
  • Plastic Bags
  • Tires
  • Garden Clippings

The E.P.A. has information on domestic households recycling and potential benefits

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