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Recycling: What it Means for the Environment and the Economy

Auburn, Alabama — Recycling is the process of converting waste products into reusable materials. This process allows products to be used to their fullest extent. How Does the Recycling Process Work? In Bibb and Chilton counties in Alabama, typical recyclable materials include cardboard boxes, office paper, newspapers, magazines, books, metal food cans, aluminum cans, #1 plastic containers (soft drink bottles) ... Read More »

Add E-Waste to Your Spring Cleaning List

Computer Recycling Drive

  Huntsville, Ala.—Electronic waste, or E-waste, is a significant and growing problem in today’s electronic era. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only 5 percent of the 40 million tons of E-Waste generated world-wide each year is ever recovered. Items considered to be E-Waste include old batteries, printer ink-cartridges, computers, cellphones, cameras and televisions among many other items. Toxins ... Read More »

The E-Waste Institute: Alabama’s E-Waste Management Initiative

Did you know the number of obsolete, broken or irreparable electronic products in households and businesses across the United States is growing at three times the rate of household trash? Further, did you know hazardous chemicals and substances such as mercury, arsenic, cadmium, lead, chromium and bromine can be found in these electronics? The need for educational information to respond ... Read More »

RECYCLING LEAVES

Fall leaves

Each year, yard waste accounts for more than a million tons of our state’s solid waste. What are alternatives to putting leaves out with trash? Burning leaves is not a good idea. Open burning generates hydrocarbons, which contain cancer-causing compounds and carbon monoxide. Recycle leaves either for mulch or as compost for improving soil is a good alternative. “Leaves make ... Read More »

Waste Not What You Want Not–Recycling and Composting

Fall means it is time for football season, school starting, leaves changing and recycling. Recycling and composting your yard’s fallen leaves into organic material can increase the life of a landfill. “The incentive for people to compost is that it benefits both the community and the land,” Tony Glover said. “It’s one of the easier methods of recycling and makes ... Read More »