Don’t Forget to Recycle these 5 Things!
TOM: Even if you do a lot of recycling, five common household items could be missing from your routine. Don’t Forget to Recycle these 5 Things! Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute.
TOM: Beyond paper, plastic, and metal, most homes forget to recycle these five popular items. First, compact fluorescent bulbs are better off recycled than trashed, so deliver worn-out bulbs to a home improvement center instead of tossing them in the garbage.
LESLIE: Alkaline batteries leak toxic chemicals when they’re dumped in landfills. Be kind to the environment by taking them to a designated collection center for safe disposal.
TOM: Printer ink cartridges should also be recycled. Return these to an office supply store and you could get credits for future purchases. Pesky packing peanuts can also be repurposed at most mailing service centers.
LESLIE: If you started this year with stylish new eyeglasses, donate the old ones to a local Lions Club or other community group. They’ll be refurbished and repurposed to help those in need through vision care service programs. All in all, don’t forget to recycle these 5 things! I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.