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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


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).  
Rubber Mulch                                    Post and Rail Fencing                                               Glass Mulch
Rubber Timbers                                Raised Garden Beds                  
Cobblestone Rubber Pavers                    
Square Rubber Tiles                           Other:  
We also offer recycled gifts and promotional pens/pencils, along with many other hand-made unique products of high-quality and workmanship by local artisans, see products.  Read the latest issue of THE LOOP E-newsletter!

DEP – Department of Environmental Protection

Eco Purchasing- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…through Procurement.

EPA WasteWise

FLUORESCENT BULBS: -This excellent resource that is a guide to recycling lighting.
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Glass Packaging InstituteGPI  is the North American trade association for the glass container manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.
Keep America Beautiful – provides information on waste management and litter.

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.

National Association for Plastic Container Recovery – focuses on recycling of #1 PET bottles.
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 for more information.

Recycler’s World

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide – includes the basics of recycling plus how to reduce unwanted mail.

The Plastic Bag Association

The Polystyrene Homepage – includes a fact sheet on polystyrene


Thermostat Recycling Corporation

 U.S. Environmental/Recycling Hotline – puts geographically specific information at your fingertips. This site includes information on recycling centers, household hazardous waste, and buy recycled.


REGENCY POLIMER SERVICESIs looking for vinyl siding to recycle!!  Mr. Dee Kristoff at 410-273-9190, xt. 111, will gladly answer your questions on costs, quantity and transporation.

Worm World – The Yuckiest Site on the Internet, see Worms as Recyclers

Waste Wise – a free, voluntary, EPA program to eliminate solid waste.




- 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.


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