American Forest and Paper Association discusses recycling paper products and has lots of interesting information about paper.
BATTERIES- Call the RECYCLING HOTLINE-1-800-822-8837to find out where to recycle household batteries, small drill batteries, flashlight batteries etc. All you will need is your zip code and you will find out which stores near you accept these batteries and more!!
BEST BUY in WILKES BARRE-(570-819-0719) – Accepts RECHARGEABLE batteries. Please call them for more details.
CELL PHONE RECYCLING- Jonnie Sullivan-Marketing Manager, Charitable Recycling, 794 Industrial Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-(248 538 7069) ISO14001 Registered-www.charitablerecycling.com
CLOSE THE LOOP, LLC http://www.closetheloop.com/
Welcome to Close the Loop! Buying US-made recycled products from Close the Loop supports small, progressive, environmentally responsible product manufacturers who create innovative materials, recycled products and green building materials, and gain valuable LEED points. Close the Loop offers many recycled products that can be used to improve the beauty surrounding your home/business while minimizing annual maintenance (plastic fencing, glass mulch) and improve the safety surface of your children’s playground or public-use playgrounds (rubber mulch).
DEP – Department of Environmental Protection www.dep.state.pa.us
Eco Purchasing- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…through Procurement.
EPA WasteWise www.EPA.gov/wastewise/
- Planet Protector, Recycle City, Planet Pals, Waste No Words, Earth Day Kaboose
- National Arbor Day Foundation, Plant-It 2020, Earth Day on Your Block
- 30 Activities to Celebrate Earth Day, Earth’s Birthday Project, Help the Environment
- National Geographic Environment
- Kids For a Clean Environment, World Wildlife Fund, Rainforest Action Network
- Earth Day Network, Family Education Network’s Earth Day, Earth Day Groceries Project, NIEHS Kids’ Page, Green Teacher Magazine, Garden For Wildlife
Glass Packaging Institute – GPI is the North American trade association for the glass container manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.
LANDSCAPER-LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS AND YARD WASTE- are needed for a large compost project. Please contact Mr. Paul Mooney at 570-674-2727 for more information on where and when to drop off your material.
PROP (Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania)
PRINTER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING- Cartridge World Wilkes Barre, will accept ink cartridges and toner cartridges, from residents and businesses, for recycling. Please contact Bob Bilbow at 822-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PAINT RECYCLING- Open containers, fill with sand or cheap cat litter and let dry. Once it has dried, put the can out with your regular garbage. DO NOT PUT THE CAN IN YOUR GARBAGE BAG OR CONTAINER, RATHER PUT IT NEXT TO THE GARBAGE BAG OR CONTAINER. Put the lid in with your other garbage. Please limit the amount to one or two cans per garbage pick-up. Also check with your local municipality to see if there are any rules or regulations for the proper disposal of paint cans.