Looking for more ways to recycle things? Here are ten things you didn’t know you could recycle but you can! Everything from cosmetic containers to cork.
Many cities in Oklahoma offer recycling services for many products but there are some items that you likely can’t recycling with your city.
Thankfully many businesses are starting to offer some great recycling programs for harder to recycle items. Here is a list of ten of those items and where you can recycle them.
Where to Recycle Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle
- CFLs– CFLs have mercury and should never go in the trash, thankfully you can recycle them at Home Depot. If there isn’t a Home Depot near you, contact your city to find out how you can recycle them.
- Cosmetic Containers- Origins recycles cosmetic jars, bottles, and tubes. They will recycle any brand.
- E-Waste- Gazelle has a great e-waste recycling and sell back program. You can also take e-waste to Best Buy. And be sure to check with your city, they may also provide recycling. The city of Ada is one city offering free e-waste recycling in Oklahoma.
- Rechargeable Batteries– Best Buy accepts rechargeable batteries for recycling.
- Brita Filters- You can send your Brita filters back to Brita to be recycled. Learn more here.
- Plastic Bags– Many grocery stores offer plastic bag recycling, check with your local stores to see if they do.
- Inkjet Cartridges- Best Buy and Staples will recycle inkjet cartridges. At Staples, you can even earn back rewards.
- Crayons- Send your broken crayons to Crazy Crayons and they will make them into new ones for kids to enjoy.
- Corks– ReCORK turned old corks into new products. And there is even a drop-off in Oklahoma. The M.E.T. in Tulsa is a drop off for ReCORK and so many other things.
- Christmas Lights- Home Depot offers recycling services for your old Christmas lights. Don’t forget to replace them with LED Christmas lights which last longer and use less electricity.
Be sure to also check out TerraCycle. They offer recycling services for many different products that are normally hard to recycle.
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