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Links for Recycling

These links will help you with recycling a variety of items, from appliances to batteries.
Toxic Waste Collection Centers
Toxic waste includes paints, pesticides, fertilizers and used oil.
Electronic Devices
Electronics may contain toxic heavy metals and known carcinogens. They should not be thrown away with your regular trash. Many retail stores such as Best Buy will recycle electronics. Here is a link that may pay you for your used electronic devices.
No free lunch! Compact fluorescent lightbulbs can reduce your electricity usage, but they contain small amounts of mercury, so must be disposed of carefully. This site has information on recycling many items.
Single-use batteries and some other types of batteries can be recycled at the Washington County landfill site, as well as many other items.
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