Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" waste hierarchy.

There are some ISO standards related to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice.

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, tires, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection centre or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

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Lots of options to recycle this spring in Crow Wing County

Brainerd Dispatch 22 Apr 2024
BRAINERD — While a little fresh snow puts a chill on spring, it will soon be time for spring cleaning in earnest and an opportunity to recycle ... Free recycling is offered at the Crow Wing County Landfill ... Household Hazardous Waste,Mattresses,Electronics,Oil/oil filters/antifreeze,Residential recycling such as cardboard, paper, plastic, and glass....

When and where to dispose of household hazardous waste in Burnet County

DailyTrib 02 Apr 2024
Batteries, tires, paints, and antifreeze are just four items in a long list of ignitable, corrosive, reactive, and toxic waste that can be found in any household but are hard to get rid of safely and legally ... The county is accepting batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, tires, and electronics, or BOPATE, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m....