Recycling metal

Ideal bite says that metal recycling results in 74% less energy use. It creates 97% less mine waste than producing new metal.

  • Most curbside recycling programs will take aerosol cans, aluminum paper, caps and lids.
  • If you need to dispose of construction items and your local recycling program won’t take them, check out the Building Materials Reuse Association.
  • Return wire hangers to your dry cleaners.
  • Put paper clips inside a cardboard box; most curbside programs will take them.

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