Recycling Hard to Recycle Items

Recycling Hard to Recycle Items

Molly Anderson
May 12, 2010

If you are in the midst of a spring clean, chances are you'll find several items that have outgrown their usefulness. Recycling some things can get a bit confusing. Here are a couple resources that will point you in the right direction to a cleaner house and a clearer conscience.

We recently learned of an informative web site called Earth911. This national site links potential recyclers to local recycling resources. Old paint, used tires, computer monitors? No problem. Just enter in the item you want to get rid of and your city then the web generates a list of local recycle facilities. There is also an extensive list of places you can mail your items to be recycled if you can't find somewhere in your area.

If you happen to live around Portland, OR you have access to Metro's Recycling Information Hotline, 503-234-3000 (Mon-Sat, 8:30-5). It is a service provided by Metro (regional government) to help people make decisions about recycling and land management. You can see their TV spot here.

Let us know of any helpful recycling resources in your area!

(Image: Metro)

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