Unused or expired medicine and prescriptions
Some medications can be very hazardous to others and the environment. Do not flush old medicines down the toilet or leave them in your cupboard.
- Improve water quality
- Reduce drug-related crime
- Prevent prescription drug abuse
- Prevent accidental poisoning, especially in children and pets
Intact eye glasses and hearing aids
Has your eye prescription changed or have you gotten a newer hearing aid? Donate your unused items to help others see and hear the world around them.
- Help those in need and others in underprivileged countries enjoy better vision and hearing
- Reduce waste in landfills
Household hazardous materials
This includes items like waste oil and filters, drain or oven cleaners, household cleaners, paint, weed killers, herbicides, and pesticides.
- Avoid environmental hazards and protect scarce natural resources
- Reduce the nation's reliance on raw materials and energy
Lights, bulbs, and ballasts
Many people do not realize that fluorescent bulbs release hazardous chemicals when broken. Proper disposal is important.
- Keeps mercury-containing products out of waste disposal streams
Plastic bags and plastic film
One of the biggest pollutants in our landfills and oceans is plastic bags. Additional items include plastic product wrap used to package paper towels, diapers, bathroom tissue, water bottles, electronics, and other items.
- Conserve energy
- Keep bags and wrap out of our landfills, streets, and the environment
- Plastic bags are recycled into many different products, including composite lumber, small pellets, and resin used in a variety of products including new bags, pallets, containers, crates, and pipes.
Do your part to protect our world and recycle when possible.