For Earth Day: Recycle, Compost, or Trash? A Guide.

Welcome. As a citizen of a "Zero Waste" community, you must learn how to distinguish between items that may be recycled or composted, or those that must, regrettably, be placed in the trash.

Expired prescription drugs

To prevent drugs from entering the water supply or being used for illicit purposes, open the container and mix well with one cup of kitty litter and two tablespoons of coffee grounds. Then urinate on them, reseal, and dispose.

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Light bulbs

What color is your light bulb? What shape? What wattage? Halogen, Incandescent, or Compact Fluorescent? Is it broken or intact? If you are unable to answer all of these questions, you haven't earned the right to part with your light bulb.

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