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Weekly Tips | January 25, 2011

Spin it Right Round!


When your CDs and DVDs have seen better days and you are ready to clear out your collection, consider recycling them. Green Disk, Back Thru the Future and the CD Recycling Center of America offer unique recycling options for CDs and DVDs. Green Disk also accepts other forms of electronic media, cases, cords and cables. While CDs and DVDs cannot be recycled in curbside bins, there are many reuse and alternative recycling options offered by disc recyclers that will keep them out of the landfill. If you are unable to participate in these alternative reuse and recycling programs, place unwanted CDs and DVDs and their cases in the garbage.


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Weekly Tips | January 10, 2011

Phonebook Opt-Out


In the digital age of online directories and web-based search engines there is less demand for phonebooks. As a result, many delivered phonebooks go straight from the doorstep into the recycle bin. This past October, the Seattle City Council was the first city in the nation to require an opt-out registry for phonebooks. Seattle’s new phonebook Opt-Out Registry is expected to be available starting in 2011.


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Weekly Tips | January 03, 2011

Paper Weight


The New Year is here with many opportunities to lose weight. Paper weight, that is! You have a choice when it comes to how much junk mail, credit card offers, catalogs and phone books arrive at your home and workplace. Help your recycling can shed some pounds in the New Year by opting-out of phone books and taking your name off catalog and junk mail distribution lists.


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Weekly Tips | December 13, 2010

Why Reduce Waste?


Today marks the one year anniversary of the Weekly Waste Reduction Tips! Looking back at a year's worth of waste reduction ideas, and forward to the year ahead, we wanted to pause to answer the question, "Why reduce waste?" The short answer is that everything we make, buy and dispose of has an impact on the environment and, as individuals we generate a lot of waste! Whether the next stop for that waste is the landfill or a recycling or composting facility, it all requires natural resources for transportation and processing.


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Weekly Tips | December 06, 2010

Sharing Season


The holiday season is a great time to take an inventory of your garage, closets and cupboards and set aside unwanted gently used items as charity donations. End-of-year donations can take many forms, including giving away things you no longer use or need. Many non-profit organizations and businesses collect items for those less fortunate: from coats to cribs, bikes to toys, books to business suits, as well as electronics. By sharing what you no longer want with those less fortunate, you are reducing, reusing and recycling while benefiting your community at the same time!


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