Click of the Wrist – Recycle!

Recycling is easy?for the basics, like glass, paper, and aluminum. But what about items that are harder to classify (?weird? plastics, electronics, ink and toner cartridges, and more)? Click these links to learn how to recycle some of your other household junk.

Ink and Toner

While there are options for refilling your ink cartridges and some toner cartridges, there is an easy way to recycle these items, too: simply drop them off at any Staples Canada location. The office supply chain’s Recycle for Education program channels the revenue from the recycled materials into local schools. It’s a win-win for the earth’s future!

Old Electronics

Relatively speaking, electronics have a pretty short lifespan. But they don’t need to end up in the landfill?there are many organizations that will recycle your unwanted electronics for you. Recycle Your Electronics is an Ontario-based program that provides drop-off boxes in communities around the province. Live in a province outside Ontario? Check here or here for options near you.

Plastic Problems

Confused by the numbers on various types of plastics? This guide, from The Daily Green, classifies plastics and explains how recyclable they are and what they can be turned into.

Phones and Batteries

You’re finally eligible for a new smart phone?but don’t toss the old model in the trash. The Call2Recycle program facilitates the recycling of phones and rechargeable batteries. Check the site for a drop-off location in your community.