NW&RA helps push hazardous material recycling
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
April 9, 2014
With spring cleaning in full swing for some Americans, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) is stepping up its efforts to encourage residents to recycle their household hazardous waste (HHW).
NW&RA released a spring cleaning-inspired infographic last week, detailing the items and products residents should avoid throwing out.
Prioritizing reuse above all, NW&RA tells residents in a press release to "check with family and friends if they can use them." In the event those items are not in demand or are truly at an end-of-life stage, citizens are urged to seek out HHW collection events and local waste for more information about where they can safely dispose of items such as light bulbs and electronics.
An additional page on the organization's Begin with the Bin site offers more information on e-scrap laws throughout the country. The group also lists major electronics companies that provide in-store collection and special collection events, often free of charge.
NW&RA says there were 1,389 hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities in the U.S. as of 2011.