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May 11, 2020
100 Ways To Go Green

Are you looking to go green? There are many ways to help save the planet. Often, going green can save you money too. Every step you take to help the environment counts! How do you go green in 2020? Read this list--we have the answers. Here are 100 ways to go green: Go Green In […]

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April 8, 2020
How To Dispose Of Tires And Rims

Wondering how to dispose of tires and rims? Recycling tires or selling rims are just two of the many ways to dispose of tires and rims. Some tires and rims can make you money. Some are best recycled. Here’s a list of the three ways you can dispose of tires and rims: 1. Recycle Your […]

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March 18, 2020
What Are The Benefits Of Recycling Metals?

What is metal recycling? It is recovering metal from end-of-life materials and scrap, and using it as raw material for new goods. Read on to learn the benefits of recycling metals, and answers to common questions. What are the benefits of recycling metals? 1. Preserve Resources Metal can be reused forever. When metal products reach […]

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March 16, 2020
Upcycling Vs. Recycling

What is better: recycling or upcycling? What’s the difference? In this article, you will find that upcycling versus recycling is situational. It also depends on your ability and desire to do arts and crafts or other DIY projects. The two forms of recycling are upcycling and downcycling.  What Is Upcycling? Upcycling is creative reuse. It […]

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March 2, 2020
Hazardous Waste Collection Near Me

Hazardous Waste is waste which threatens public health or the environment. If you are looking to get rid of hazardous waste, it is important to do it properly. Read on to learn more about hazardous waste and where to dispose of it. Find Hazardous Waste Collection Near You Hazardous waste is typically disposed in four […]

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February 27, 2020
Where To Donate Car Seats

Do you have a car seat to donate? Wheels For Wishes DOES NOT accept donated car seats but there are a few great options when it comes to donating your car seat. Whether it's best to donate, recycle or trade in your car seat, we have information for you. Donating your car seat can be […]

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January 20, 2020
How To Donate A Mattress

Want to donate your mattress? Knowing how to donate may be tricky. Figuring out where to donate can be even harder. We can help with this step by step process. We even include what condition your mattress needs to be in. Read ahead to find out how to donate your mattress.  1. Determine The Condition […]

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August 15, 2018
How To Recycle Yard Waste

It’s the time of the year for yard work, and maybe you have a summer’s worth of yard waste filling up bags in your garage. Or maybe you’re ready to take on a project before summer ends and you’re wondering where to recycle your yard waste. We can help. While recycling rules vary by city, recycling is incredibly beneficial to the environment and worth looking into! 

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October 1, 2017
National Consignment Day 2017

Today is national Consignment Day! It’s a great day to talk about how you can help the environment by buying used and recycling the old. Most people recycle their old car and don’t even realize it.  We all know how new cars have all the new gadgets, they’re clean and shiny. However, you can buy […]

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July 11, 2017
What Parts Of A Vehicle Are Recycled?

There are so many different types of products that can be recycled that most people don’t know about. When you donate your car it either gets recycled or sent to auction, allowing another person to be able to reuse it instead of putting a new car on the road. The metal isn’t the only thing […]

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January 20, 2017
5 Cheap And Easy Ways To Go Green

The New Year is when we all get to have a clean slate and start fresh with our goals. While most people resolve to lose weight or exercise more, another popular resolution is to reduce your carbon footprint.

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November 15, 2016
5 Items To Start Recycling On America Recycles Day

November 15 is America Recycles Day. It is a great day to start recycling if you haven’t yet, and it’s also the perfect day to recycle even more! Whether you are a longtime or first time recycler, recycling these five items is a great way to start saving the planet. 

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July 18, 2016
Virginia Offers Perks For Recycling

Getting into the habit of recycling is vitally important to the environment on a household-to-household basis. Recycling Perks is a local company that understands the difficulty in forming this habit, and is providing incentive to recycle. 

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February 22, 2016
How To Properly Dispose Of Household Chemicals While Spring Cleaning

Now that spring is just around the corner, most of us are ready to begin the season by decluttering and downsizing for a fresh start. It can be refreshing to clean out your closets and get rid of household clutter you've been hanging onto. 

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January 14, 2016
How To Recycle Your Holiday Decorations

After the holidays are over, the last thing you probably want to do is clean up the decorations you spent hours putting up. It's never as much fun to put things away, which is why it might be so tempting to just throw things out and start over fresh each year. A better way is to recycle and reuse your old decorations that you can't necessarily save and reuse in the same way next year. And if you haven't already, check out our tips for recycling your Christmas tree.

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January 9, 2016
5 Easy Ways To Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree

Christmas has been over for a few weeks now. Hopefully by now you've got your Christmas tree down, and your lights and ornaments packed away. But if that's not you, and you still have your tree up, it's probably getting to be about that time to pack it up.

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November 27, 2015
Recycled Bottles For Shoes, Clothing A Big Fashion Trend

Earlier this year, Adidas launched a prototype of a running shoe called the Adidas x Parley. What makes the announcement both unique and exciting is the upper part of shoe is made completely from yarn and filament produced from plastic salvaged from the ocean, as well as fishing nets.

"This way there is no reason why materials with similar characteristics to those that we use every day with conventional production processes cannot be simply replaced by ocean plastic materials," British designer Alexander Taylor told the website Dezeen. "It is really much more a case of working with specialist 'green' chemists and companies such as Bionic textile to build new materials by re-constituting and re-engineering the nets and plastics."

Adidas said that they are looking into other sustainable ways of manufacturing this collection. The company said they plan to launch the concept design into production next year.

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November 18, 2015
Did You Know These 6 Waste And Recycling Facts?

It's pretty well known that the U.S. could do better with its current recycling rate, which is just 34.5 percent. Recycling seems easy enough, but it's often a complicated and misunderstood issue that people can't agree on. Most of the glass, plastic, paper and metal that ends up in the trash can be recycled, but in the landfill it's just a lost resource. Learning more about waste and recycling can make a huge difference in the future of our environment.

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November 15, 2015
How Will You Make A Difference On America Recycles Day?

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and there are so many great ways to get involved. Now that more and more people are getting involved in the green movement, it’s only getting easier to get other people excited about recycling, and the best way is to lead by example. This year, host or attend an America Recycles Day event near you to encourage other people to make earth-friendly decisions that will benefit future generations to come. 

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April 30, 2015
Clean Out Your Garage This Spring And Donate A Vehicle

It’s finally spring, which means it’s time for some much needed spring cleaning! It’s time to air out the house, do some organizing and de-clutter. If your garage is on your list of areas to de-clutter, then you might want to start with a vehicle donation. Why let an unwanted or unneeded vehicle take up space in your garage, driveway, or shed when you can donate it and get a great tax deduction

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