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January 16, 2015
Have A Holiday Tree And Decorations To Dispose Of? Recycle Them!

It’s the time of the year when holiday trees and decorations are coming down and it’s time to get rid of them. Your used decorations could become so much more if you recycled them and allowed them to be reused. Let your holiday tree and decorations live on with some of our tips!

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November 15, 2014
How Will You Make A Difference On America Recycles Day?

America Recycles Day will take place on Nov. 15, and you are invited to participate! If you have an unwanted vehicle taking up space in your driveway, garage, or shed, then recycle it! Recycle your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or RV – it’s easy! When you recycle your vehicle with Wheels For Wishes, you are contributing to the green movement but also benefiting Make-A-Wish at the same time. Recycle your vehicle on America Recycles Day and let your unwanted vehicle become so much more. 

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January 24, 2014
Why Car Recycling Is One Of The Best Ways To Live Eco-Friendly

Recycling a vehicle involves dismantling a vehicle for spare parts at the end of their life. Once a vehicle has stopped working properly, it is broken down and used for spare parts. The process of breaking a vehicle down can be complicated, since there are many different parts – including some hazardous material that must be removed.

To start the recycling process, recyclers will usually start the engine (if the engine starts at all) to find any leaks there might be. After the recycler has recorded all of the parts on the vehicle, they will then drain all fluids from the car (i.e. motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, etc.) and store those fluids in the proper area. Other remaining hazardous materials will then be removed, like the battery and propellant for the air bags. Once all products and reusable items from the car are removed, the vehicle is crushed and recycled at a metal recycling facility. The old parts can be used to create new cars, or used to repair cars that are still in working condition.

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November 11, 2013
Give Back To Your Community On America Recycles Day

If you want to play a part in keeping America beautiful, recycling is a great way to start! If you need a little motivation in order to make that happen, let America Recycles Day be the day that you kick start your recycling habits and start giving your garbage a second chance. The next time you’re about to throw something away, ask yourself if it could serve another purpose and let it be reused or recycled instead!

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August 16, 2013
5 Surprising Car Parts That Can Be Recycled And Reused

Car donation is beneficial in so many ways. It helps to grant a wish for a child battling critical illnesses, and it also helps bring hope, strength, and joy back into a child’s life. But not only is car donation incredibly kind and generous, it is also eco-friendly and contributes to the green movement! When you donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, your vehicle will be picked up or towed away at no cost to you. Vehicles are then auctioned off for new owners to use or are recycled and reused.

Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicles whether they are running or not, so your unwanted vehicle can be completely transformed into something bigger and better, while also granting a wish for a local child in your community. Each and every part of your car can be put to better use, even the parts you never thought of as being recyclable or reusable! The lives of these five car parts can be extended longer than you ever thought possible!

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July 15, 2013
Seven Books That Teach Kids About Going Green And Recycling

To ensure that our future generation knows how to protect the world we live in and keep it green, it’s good to set an example for kids, whether they are our children, grandchildren, friends’ children, students, etc.

Donating a car can be an excellent way to teach kids about recycling as well as the benefits of donating to charity. When you donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, you get the best of both worlds, because you are not only recycling a vehicle and allowing it to be reused, but you are also making a donation that will benefit Make-A-Wish and help to grant the wishes of local kids.

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December 28, 2012
Reuse Your Decorations And Recycle Your Holiday Cheer For The Following Year

Old vehicles are the perfect thing to recycle during the holiday months. Not only do you get an excellent tax deduction for the same tax year if you make your online donation before 12 A.M. local time on January 1st, but you are helping a local child receive a magical wish experience, and you are putting your old car to good use.

However, old vehicles are not the only thing to recycle before the New Year. You most likely have plenty of holiday decorations to recycle too!

When the holidays are over, you may have a big mess of decorations all over the place. How do you get rid of your holiday tree, holiday lights, cardboard boxes, gift boxes, wrapping paper, gift bags, ornaments, greeting cards, or toys? Don’t just throw them away! If you won’t reuse them, then recycle them!

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April 4, 2012
De-Clutter Your Garage

de-clutter your garageOften times the garage becomes the house focal point to collect the clutter and junk that you do not want taking up the rest of your living space. There is no reason that the garage cannot be kept as tidy as the rest of your house is.

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March 29, 2012
Arizona Recycling Facts and Tips

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Know the Facts

While color blocking may be the craze inside of shopping malls, inside of Arizona homes it seems that recycling is the new trend. According to a study done in 2009 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Arizona homes are recycling more than 5 times the amount they were in the 60's.

Percentage of all trash recycled or composted:

1960: 6%
2008: 33%

Solid Waste Collected in Phoenix, Arizona:

Material (in tons) Collected Through Recycling Program in 2009: 129,000

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March 29, 2012
Los Angeles Recycling Tips

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While San Francisco is leading the race in the nation's recycling efforts, it has been reported that only 10% of Los Angeles even owns a recycling bin. With a population of almost 10 million residents, we would love to see the city work towards a much more enthusiastic recycling program. In the meantime, here are some ways on how to rally your recycling efforts in Los Angeles County with easy to do tips.

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Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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