Making Recycling Easier

By: Jill Cordes
By: Jill Cordes

Like many people, you're probably doing your part to recycle. But did you know that how you recycle is just as important as what you recycle? Here are some simple steps to make recycling a snap and as effective as possible.

Changing your outlook is easy. These days, recycling includes more than just aluminum cans. With the impact of the amount of disposable trash going into landfills, more attention is being paid to recycling more goods, like computers, electronics and cell phones.

Doing a little research about what you're recycling and where to recycle it can help make the process economical. Online sites like can help you find the best places to recycle right in your area.

Green-cycling, or composting yard trimmings is an alternative to having them hauled away by your community's yard waste pick-up service. Plus, there's valuable nutrients that composting can provide to your lawn and garden.

Another great way to make recycling easy is to reuse before you recycle. Save paper scraps for handy notecards or reuse plastic containers for water and food storage before you put them in the recycle bin. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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