Moving to a new place can be very hard on you, but it can also be very hard on the environment. As you are planning what to take with you and what to leave behind make sure that you take into consideration the time and energy that will go into properly disposing some your items. Here are a few tips on How to recycle things that are hard to recycle before your move.

 

Recycling

Most city’s today have recycling systems in place, whether recycling depots or curbside pickups which are conveniently scattered throughout the city’s neighborhoods. But before you start recycling find out if the items you are getting rid of can be recycled, if so rinse out all bottles and cans, remove the lids for jars, sort paper by type and place in its designated bin for removal. If you have large items that are still in working condition, keep in mind that there are many nonprofit societies which will gladly accept your donation.

 

Recycling electronics

Cell phones are the easiest electronic devices to recycle, and they can be traded in for cash when you get a new phone, mail them for recycling or take them to a retail location that will recycle them with their other electronic waste. Recyclable batteries contain many materials which are recyclable such as lead, metal, and plastic. These batteries can be recycled through mail-in, drop off or take back programs. Single-use batteries contain some materials that are recyclable. You can recycle them by dropping them off at a local facility or by participating in mail-in or take back programs that are available.

 

Recycling hazardous materials

There are a lot of items in the household that contain mercury, Compact fluorescent light bulbs, thermometers and button batteries all contain mercury, while mercury is not recyclable many of the products that use it are. Because of how dangerous mercury is, you will most likely have to use your local hazardous waste facility or event to dispose of any items that contain mercury properly. Latex paints can be easily recycled while oil-based paints have to be delivered to hazardous waste facilities which will combine and resell it or give it away to residents who might need it. Pesticides are not recyclable while their containers can be recycled, but before they are, they have to undergo special treatment before they are used again and should not just be thrown into your curbside bin.

 

Using moving boxes

When possible, you can save money and reuse any moving boxes that you have. Many of your local shops will be happy to donate some boxes to you, and you can also check online to see if anyone who recently moved is looking to get rid of the boxes that they used. Make sure the boxes you ing are strong enough to carry your things and that they are not damaged. Once you have finished with them put up notices and see if anyone else would be happy to use them.

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