I am a bit intense about recycling. I pick up batteries on the ground when I see them. I drive my recycling to my friends houses because my misguided HOA board refuses to make that a priority.
Most Phoenix resident receive a recycling bin with their house for all their recyclables. (It is a shame that the city does not recycle for condos, apartments and businesses, but that is something we need to work on.)
But what about all those items you can’t recycle in the regular blue bin?
Light bulbs, car batteries, foam packing peanuts, bubble wrap; none of these items go in the blue can. But throwing them away isn’t an option either. So what do you do? Well, there are recycling options all over the valley for items like these and you can find out where at the click of a button. Earth911 finds recycling options in your area, no matter where youare in the country.
Many of us use compact Flouresent Lightbulbs. Making this change will help to use less electricity at home and prevent greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global climate change. But what do you do when the bulb, which contains mercury, burns out? The EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local recycling options for compact fluorescent light bulbs. EPA is working with CFL manufacturers and major U.S. retailers to expand recycling and disposal options.
Keep Phoenix Beautiful has been in Phoenix since 1982 to promote the preservation and protection of our environment through cling initiatives and education, litter reduction, beautification, and community improvement activities. You can keep up with them for news and events about your area.
Have pride in your neighborhood! Keep it clean and safe!