Recycle To Reduce Landfill Build-up
The process of recycling household garbage reduces landfill build-up.
Recycling used beverage containers will rein in the amount of reusable waste entering landfills. In an effort to encourage recycling, the state of Hawaii, in 2005, put into effect a beverage container deposit law. This law taxes you six cents for every container you purchase that is marked with a HI 5 stamp. The only way you can be refunded five cents is to redeem your containers at a redemption site. The first step is start collecting all of your recyclable containers in designated recycle baskets or bags. The containers have to be separated into three different categories: glass, plastic, and aluminum. The containers can't have caps and must be empty of all liquids. When you are ready to redeem your containers, you have to go to our local recycling center, which is located at the Molokai Landfill. Once there, you will have to empty your aluminum and plastic into the provided wire bins, and your glass into the provided trash cans. The employees weigh your recyclables and write you a check in the amount due. By recycling your containers, you are reducing trash and getting your money back.
Recycling and reusing unwanted cell phones is another easy way to reduce garbage output. Consumers want the latest gadgetry and this leaves a lot of older model cell phones idle. All old cell phones and batteries can either be recycled or reused for parts. What absolutely can't be used will be processed in a way that keeps toxins out of our environment. The best way to recycle unwanted cell phones is to go online to a website called americancellphonedrive.org. Click on the link for "recycle cell phone". On this page you will be able to print out a pre-paid shipping label good for up to three phones. The cell phones that are reusable are used in two ways. Some are given to soldiers to communicate with their families, and others are used to provide 9-1-1 services for at...