How Do I Find My Recycling Center?

How do I find my recycling center? By typing in your zipcode on www.earth911.org, you can find your local recycling center and information about the services offered. So, you have heard that there are places...

So, you have heard that there are places where you can take old computers, cars, appliances, scrap metal and other things you no longer need to have them recycled, and maybe even make a little money for doing it. You would rather recycle your items then have them end up in a landfill somewhere, but you have no idea where to find a place like that near where you live. It is really easy to find recycling centers in your area listed in the yellow pages under the heading 'recycling' or on the Internet, and get to recycling the things you want to get rid of. There may also be facilities available to recycle things like motor oil, paint, chemicals and even your yard waste (leaves and trimmings). You can also find out this information by calling the center or finding their Web site.


There are many Web sites that can point you in the direction of a recycling center near you that you can find through a search engine. Tracy Herring, supervisor of the City of Round Rock Environmental Services in Round Rock, Texas recommends one Web site in particular. She says, "earth911.org, is a really good way to search for a recycling center. You just type in your zip code on the site, and it will help you." This site makes it simple to find the information you need to get your items recycled.




The Web sites designed to help you locate a recycling center in your area will most likely also have a variety of information you need to know when recycling, such as what items your local center does and does not take, when certain items are taken and whether or not you need an appointment. Even if you know where a center is in your area, it might be a good idea for you to go to the Web site anyway to educate yourself about how to recycle your items. "[earth911.org] tells you how to dispose of waste as well as different things about the slum water, cell phone recycling and other tips," says Herring. There is most likely information you would never have thought to ask about, but that will be helpful.

Visiting a Web site with helpful information like that can help you better prepare for your trip to the recycling center and know what to expect once you get there, and if you are still a little unsure about something you can give the center a call. Most centers value your donations and want your trip to go as smoothly and successfully as possible, because that increases the chance you'll return in the future. They would be happy to help you out in any way they can.

Finding out how to recycle your unusable items is as easy as making a phone call or finding a Web site, and the environment will be much better for it. The information you need is readily available to you and a trip to your local recycling center could earn you a little extra spending cash.

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