Polystyrene is a plastic and can be recycled, but is not often handled at municipal recycling centers due to cost of recycling and the nature of the product. Lightweight polystyrene is difficult to collect and separate, ... More »

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Those recycling cardboard should clean and break down the cardboard, and they should also remove superfluous material. Check your city or town website for either recyclable pick-up services or locations for dropping off ... More »

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Mattress recycling centers takes the mattress apart to recover the wood, steel, cotton fiber and filling materials. Most mattress recyclers ask for a small fee to take each mattress. This amount varies, depending on the ... More »

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All tin cans are recyclable, according to Waste Management. Tin cans are actually aluminum, but they are sometimes called tin cans because there is a micro-thin layer of tin coating the inside of the can to help it from ... More »

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Cans, foil and cookware are recyclable aluminum items. Beverage cans are the primary aluminum cans recycled, and recyclable cookware consists primarily of disposable aluminum baking and cooking vessels. Less common alumi... More »

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VHS tapes can be recycled if taken apart. The hard outer plastic casing of the tape can be recycled, but the insides cannot be. More »

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Recycling plastic is important because this material is used in the manufacturing of a wide variety of products, and an incredible amount of unused plastic already exists. Energy conservation is also a concern as a signi... More »