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aerosol.jpgThings That Can Be Recycled
Aerosols
Aluminium Foil and Lids
Batteries
Bin Liners
Blue Recycling Bags
Books
Bottles and Jars
Bubblewrap
Cans
Cardboard
Carpets
Cartons
CDS
Cereal Boxes
China Plates and Ornaments
Children's Toys
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Christmas Trees
Computers
Corks
Drinking Bottles and Cans
Eggboxes
Electrical Goods
Envelopes
Fabrics
Furniture
Giftwrap
Glasses
Glass Bottles and Jars
Inkjet cartridges
Jars
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Juice Cartons
Juice Bottles
Laser Toner Cartridges
Labels
Magazines
Mattresses
Metal Tins and Cans
Milk Bottles
Milk Containers (Plastic)
Mobile Phones
Newspapers
Paper
Printer Cartidges

Things That Can NOT be Recycled:
Light Bulbs
Crystal
Clay Pots
Ceramics
Drinking Glasses
Foam Products
Heat Resistant Ovenware
Mirrors
Plastic Bags, Knives, Forks, Spoons
Plastic Glasses
Toys
Window Glass


Annual Percent Recycled
Refuse
Disposal
Construction
Disposal
Recycling
Landfill
Percent
Year
Weight
Cost
Weight
Cost
Weight
Avoidance
Recycled








1990*
1,752,510
$42,865.43


1,258,683
$18,250.92
42%
1991
1,452,210
35,642.95
531,180
13,953.99
1,736,856
24,876.61
47%
1992
1,184,720
30,006.33
728,980
16,372.47
1,640,011
27,471.95
67%
1993
1,623,050
28,509.17
476,600
11,170.25
2,170,882
37,990.44
51%
1994
1,282,165
37,109.81
160,260
3,930.42
2,176,000
41,346.03
60%
1995
937,135
31,021.49
184,200
7,539.94
1,864,755
39,160.41
62%
1996
1,055,950
29,246.53
194,443
6,983.78
2,023,482
42,493.12
62%
1997
1,204,146
28,839.76
202,510
7,893.14
1,552,954
32,612.03
52%
1998
1,269,653
29,120.50
96,280
2,376.85
1,554,245
24,867.92
53%
1999
1,291,902
35,221.63
85,990
2,968.00
1,909,868
40,107.23
58%
2000
1,224,285
35,416.06
72,150
2,515.90
1,698,208
35,662.37
57%
2001
1,012,715
40,771.29
197,860
5,622.11
1,676,101
35,198.12
58%
2002
1,007,990
48,559.07
238,970
7,643.14
1,929,998
42,459.96
61%
2003
988,365
46,282.09
172,220
5,055.94
2,366,957
52,073.05
67%
2004
1,034,125
37,619.04
107,560
2,406.84
2,383,250
27,407.38
68%
2005
1,071,233
38,426.07
126,340
3,109.23
3,437,388
39,529.96
74%
2006
1,082,872
36,139.13
111,970
2,371.65
3,408,037
39,192.43
74%



Helpful Links:
Things that can not be recycled: http://www.wicomicocounty.org/pubwrk/things.htm
http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/Solidwaste/WhatCannotBeRecycled.php

Recycling A-Z: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/environment/rubbishwasteandrecycling/recyclingfacilities/atoz.cfm

You can recycle: http://www.coopamerica.org/pubs/caq/articles/21Things.cfm

http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/saving/recycling/solidwaste/recycling.html

Recycled Percent: http://www.uwsp.edu/facserv/recycling/annual%20percentage.htm

Best Cities recycling: http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2008-02/americas-50-greenest-cities?page=1

Recycling Around the World: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4620041.stm

http://www.planetark.com/nrw/04RecyclingReport.pdf

The recycling Olympics Google: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=+U.S.+recycling+compare+