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Recycling Gets Easier And Easier Thanks To Curbside Recycling

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By Jeffrey

There was a time when it may have been inconvenient for most people to participate in a recycling program of sorts, but a great many municipal governments are making that a thing of the past.

Here in Nashville TN for example, we have a service called CURBY. That’s right, if you live in Nashville proper than chances are there is a monthly pick up of all recyclables in your neighborhood. The city even provides you with a cart to store them in!

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Are you on one of the pick up routes?

So what do you do if you want to recycle, but don’t live on a route (in Nashville) or if your city doesn’t have a recycling program?

Chances are great that there is a recycling center near you…and you didn’t even know it. Here in Nashville there are three recycling centers spread out around town with one more just announced.

Sometimes there are restrictions on what materials are accepted by your local recycling center, so be sure to check prior to making a trip.

In Nashville, you can recycle:

  • Aluminum & Metal Cans
  • Glass Bottles (clear, green & brown)
  • Plastic Bottles & Containers (#s 1 – 7)
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper & Mixed Paper
  • Residential Trash
  • Scrap Metal
  • Furniture / Appliances
  • Mattress / Box Spring (any combination 4/month)
  • Tires (up to 4/month)
  • Cleaners / Solvents
  • Paints / Paint Thinners
  • Used Oil / Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Air Conditioners

Recycling is one of those things that makes a big difference and everyone can participate in. Are you an evil nature hater if you choose not to? No, of course not. It’s each person’s choice, and I am only just starting this journey myself. (Uh, that’s what this blog is about ya know.)

So if you feel up to it, and I hope you do, give recycling a shot and see what happens. Find a recycling center near you at Earth911.com.