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How do you find local recycling sites?

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To find a local recycling center, visit websites that offer search tools for finding recyclers based on geographic areas. RecyclingCenters.org offers searches by ZIP code or keyword, and Earth911.com offers a similar search. Some states have their own specific websites for finding recycling centers located throughout the state.

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To find local recycling centers on RecyclingCenters.org, visit the website, enter a ZIP code into the search tool, and click on Search by ZIP to initiate a search. Alternatively, search by keyword. After the user enters the ZIP code, the website returns local results along with contact information for each recycling center.

On Earth911.com, click on the Recycle Search tab, and then enter the type of recycling into the Search For box and a location in the Near box before clicking Search. Choose from the variety of Quick Search options such as automotive recycling, garden recycling, glass recycling and household recycling for faster results. View the contact information for local recyclers for each specific type.

Some states offer recycling search engines for locating local recyclers. For example, CA.gov offers its CalRecycle search. The user can enter a ZIP code into the search tool to find the nearest recycling center or household hazardous waste collection center.

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