The Truth About Recycling: What Happens, Who It Helps

Just A Few Things You Can Do With Used Motor Oils

As you know, many used oils are considered to be hazardous and cannot be put in with your regular trash. At your home, the most common one you will have to worry about is used motor oil. While you can take it to an automotive service center to get rid of it, there are also many ways you can reuse it yourself. Be careful when handling it. Wear gloves, clothing that will not allow it to soak through to your skin, shoes that will not absorb it, and a painter's mask. Read More 

3 Reasons To Visit A Metal Scrap Yard Beyond Just Recycling

On the outskirts of just about any city or town you visit, you can usually find a scrap yard where people take their recyclable metal pieces in exchange for cash. Whether you take recyclables to the scrap yard on a regular basis or you barely go there at all, you should know there is more to these places than meets the eye. In fact, there are a few good reasons you should visit a local scrap yard beyond just taking in your metal. Read More 

How To Effectively Use Landscape Rocks

Many homeowners see landscaping as being focused on the lawn and other green parts of your landscape. However, your use of landscaping rocks is equally important. You will want to know how to effectively use rocks to beautify your landscape and to also break up the monotony.  Understanding the Best Times to Use Rocks Use rock when you need to quickly dress up your landscape. Rocks are very durable and long-lasting, so they are one part of your landscape that you will not have to worry about. Read More 

Do You Really Have To Send Power Cords And Cables To An E-Waste Or Recycling Center?

By now, most people are aware that electronic equipment shouldn't be through in the trash. Metals inside the equipment can become hazardous waste, leaking particles into landfills and possibly into the groundwater, not to mention never degrading at all. Cables and cords are a different matter, though. Not as many people realize that these simple fixtures have to be treated as e-waste or e-recycling, too. Cords, cables, lines, whatever you have, usually has an insulating layer of plastic or rubber covering metal wires. Read More 

Have An Old Laptop? Why You Should Recycle It

If your laptop has conked out, it's easy to think that the answer is to throw it into the trash can. You might repeatedly press the power button in hopes that the device will reboot itself, but to no avail. That's when you know that it's time to get it off of your hands. However, rather than simply throwing the laptop into a nearby garbage can, it might be a better idea for you to recycle it. Read More