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An Introduction to Recycling
What is Recycling and Why Should I Do It?
Recycling means separating, collecting, processing, marketing and ultimately using a material that would have been thrown away. This morning's newspaper can be recycled for another morning's news or other paper products.
  • Recycling reduces our dependence on landfills and incinerators.
  • Recycling protects our health and environment.
  • Recycling conserves our natural resources
What You Can Recycle
Paper
-- Newspaper, office paper, other paper types
Cardboard
Glass
-- Bottles and jars (clear, green and brown) but PLEASE remove the lids
Aluminum & Steel Cans
-- Beverage and food containers
Other Metals
Used Motor Oil
-- Car crank case oil
Plastics
-- Soda bottles, milk jugs, etc. (just about any plastic with a neck)
Small Rechargeable Batteries and Electronics
-- Computers and computer components only; rechargeable batteries only. For more information, call the Recycling office at 423-209-6480
Tires
-- recycled at Tire Center only
What You Can Do
Reduce the amount of garbage you generate by purchasing and using products wisely.
Reuse products whenever possible.
Recycle all materials possible.
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