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Three things to know about reycling

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Recycling is a great way to help cut down on the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. When it comes to the different ways you can dispose of unwanted materials, Elgin Recycling wants you to keep the three R's – reduce, reuse and recycle – in mind.

1. Reduce

One surefire way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy - raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. That’s why reduction is one the most effective ways to save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.

2. Reuse

When it comes to your shopping list, consider buying reusable over disposable items. And instead of buying new, choose to buy used. These days, it’s not hard to find thrift stores and specialized reuse centers selling items such as new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building material, clothing, and more. Before throwing away used packaging, paper products, electrical equipment, and other items, think of how they can be reused or donated to others first.

3. Recycle

Recycling is important in conserving natural resources and maintaining environmental sustainability. It greatly contributes towards the environment and could even help increase your revenue. Choosing to buy and use recyclable goods, as well as bringing them to an experienced and reliable company like Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal are the first steps in sustainable recycling. The company has four full-service recycling drop-off centers, three of which are equipped with truck scales to provide the service and convenience you require for all your recycling needs.

Elgin Recycling : 660 Schiller Street, Elgin IL : 847.741.4100 : http://www.elginrecycling.com