Talking Trash: Miscellaneous Items

When it comes to recycling, Michigan is one of the worst in the nation. In fact, Michigan only recycles 15% of all recyclable materials. That’s why the state is pushing the “Know It Before You Throw It” and northern Michigan recycle companies want to help.

Every Tuesday on ‘the four’ we’re featuring a different item to be recycled including the rules for that material. We want to make it simple for your family in an effort to educate and inform. Plus, the mission is to keep northern Michigan and the entire state, clean and green for our environment.

This segment focuses on the proper ways to recycle miscellaneous items or those everyday items in your home that you’re not sure how to recycle.  Everything from hoses, wires, batteries and clothes are require specific rules. American Waste in Traverse City does recycle items from specific surrounding counties, so it is a case by case basis.  That’s why it’s always best to first check in with your local recycle company, since the rules are different depending on the county and city. Several communities in northern Michigan including Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Emmett and Antrim follow similar rules but checking first with your local recycling facility is key.

To see the complete rundown of recycling paper materials in your home, click on the video link above.

For a direct link to the “Know It Before You Throw It” campaign with the Recycling Raccoon Squad click here.

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