The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's definition of  Recycling:
"Recycling is the recovery of useful materials, such as paper, glass, plastic, and metals, from the trash to use to make new products, reducing the amount of virgin raw materials needed."

Recycling also saves on energy needed to process raw materials, especially aluminum.


This page also covers the separate processing of any waste that happens to be hazardous. Examples include solvents, paint, pesticides and batteries. Electronics fall into both groups because they contain both gold and lead.



(Details on towns participating in the collection of electronic waste. Scroll down to see Suffolk County list)

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