Recycling is the act of converting waste into reusable materials. "Waste" is anything that is not used during a process or cycle. This section will go into detail about the types of waste most often produced, and how they can be recycled.

 

Why Recycle?- Get a brief overview of what recycling is, why it is important, and how you can participate. Learn specific terms used throughout our website. 

Common materials- Paper, plastic, cardboard, glass and metal: the most commonly recycled materials. Most communities will take these types of materials for recycling.

Special materials- Batteries, lightbulbs, medicines, electronics and household hazardous waste can be difficult to recycle and are often only accepted at certain events or locations. Automotive parts, clothing/shoes, books, furniture, and mattresses are often thrown away, but there are ways to recycle them.

Product Stewardship- There are many ways of taking into account the entire life cycle of a product. This is important for manufacturers, retailers and consumers when determining the environmental impact of that product. 

FAQ- Frequently asked questions about recycling.