Household Recycling Information - Free Recycling at Home Publications

Free Recycling at Home Publications

Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse: Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil Filters - March 1994
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [218 KB] || en Espaņol [1124 KB] || About ...

Moving Out, Moving In: Making Environmental Choices When You Move
[PDF, 12 pages, 331 KB, About PDF]

Suggests environmentally safe alternatives to throwing away unwanted "junk" and shows you how to purchase new items with the environment in mind.

Recycle: You Can Make a Ton of Difference
[PDF, 3 pages, 357 KB, About PDF]
Introduces the national recycling campaign by providing an overview of solid waste problems and recycling solutions.

Composting Yard Trimmings and Municipal Solid Waste - May 1994
Adobe Acrobat PDF File
[6,681 KB]

Complex Recycling Issues: Strategies for Record-Setting Waste Reduction in Multifamily Dwellings - October 1999
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [365 KB]

Consumer Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste - July 1996

Extended Product Responsibility: A Strategic Framework for
Sustainable Products - December 1998
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [541 KB]

Green Advertising Claims - October 1992
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [1079 KB] || About...

It's Easy Being Green: A Guide to Planning and Conducting Environmentally Aware Meetings and Events - September 1996

Managing Used Oil: Advice for Small Businesses - November 1996

Multifamily Recycling: A National Study - November 2001
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [755 KB]

Puzzled About Recycling's Value? Look Beyond the Bin - January 1998
Adobe Acrobat PDF File [317 KB] || ASCII Text File [24 KB] || About...

Recycle: You Can Make a Ton of Difference - April 1992
Adobe Acrobat PDF File
[356 KB] || About...

Reusable News - A periodic newsletter on Recycling Activities
Household Hazardous Waste: Steps to Safe Management || en Espaņol
Describes household hazardous waste and the dangers of improper disposal. Urges homeowners to reuse, recycle, and properly manage household hazardous waste.
Disposal Tips for Home Health Care (Patient Flyer)
[PDF, 2 pages, 57 KB, About PDF]
Provides tips for preventing injury, illness, and pollution when disposing of sharp objects and contaminated materials used in administering home health care. Describes simple steps to safely dispose of needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects.

Handle with Care: How to Throw Out Used Insulin Syringes and Lancets at Home - A Booklet for Young People with Diabetes and their Families
[PDF, 8 pages, 467 KB, About PDF]
Offers easy directions and illustrations on how to protect family members and waste handlers from injury, while keeping the environment clean and safe.

Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse: Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil Filters
[PDF, 8 pages, 219 KB, About PDF] || en Espaņol
Provides step-by-step instructions for changing motor oil, recycling used oil, and changing and recycling used oil filters. Lists uses for recycled oil.

Composting
Discusses what composting is, what compost can be used for, and other related topics. Photo: pile of electronics

Greenscaping
EPA's GreenScapes Program can show you how to reduce the environmental impacts of landscaping your lawn and property by grasscycling, mulching, and composting. A consumer brochure-Greenscaping Your Lawn and Garden-is also available.

Plug-In To eCycling
[PDF, 2 pages, 219 KB, About PDF]
Describes EPA's campaign to encourage the reuse and recycling of electronic products - computers, monitors, printers, televisions, cell phones, etc.