Beyond the Recycling Basics:
What to Recycle Next

Now that you are more comfortable with the recycling basics, we can start discussing what to recycle next and do even more to help the environment. Don't worry, you can still work at your own pace and add these items a few at a time.

Many simple actions we can take relate to our consumer buying power. Vote with your pocketbook and wallet. Let companies know what we as consumers want and expect by making ecologically sound purchases.

  • Buy items made from recycled content - closing the recycling loop

  • Buy items made of materials that can be recycled - continuing the cycle

  • Buy items with the least amount of unnecessary packaging - reducing the amount of overall waste

Let's also begin considering what additional items can be recycled that perhaps we hadn't thought about.

  • Household ItemsYard Sale

  • Toys

  • Clothing

  • Furniture

  • Appliances

And there are items that if not properly disposed of or recycled can create a true environmental hazard.

  • Chemicals

  • Paint

  • Batteries

So let's get going and learn what to recycle next...

More Information on Recycling Beyond the Basics

What to Recycle Next
Now that you are more comfortable with the recycling basics, we can start doing even more to help the environment. Learn what to recycle next.

Buying Recycled Products
Buying recycled products helps close the recycling loop and create a bigger demand for products made from recycled content.

Reducing the Amount of Your Trash
You can reduce your trash by purchasing products with less packaging and making better choices in your daily life.

Recycling Food Scraps
Make compost from your kitchen scraps and yard waste. Reduce your waste while providing nutrients for your plants and garden.

Recycling Hazardous Waste
Keep our soil and water from becoming tainted, recycle hazardous waste. Ensure it doesn't end up in a landfill.