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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Recycling convenience center to have new hours

Hickory Record 16 May 2022
HICKORY — Beginning May 23, the City of Hickory’s recycling convenience center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m ... NE in Hickory and accepts aluminum cans; newspapers; green, brown, and clear glass; cardboard; Plastics #1 and #2; and mixed paper for recycling....

SoCalGas Wins the "Leading Private Fleet" Award at 2022 ACT Expo

Longview News-Journal 12 May 2022
The SoCalGas fleet also participates in a closed-loop automotive oil and antifreeze recycling program, which prevents the incineration of the waste and helps reduce air pollution. Last year, SoCalGas recycled more than 15,000 gallons of oil and antifreeze as a result....

Spring Fling!

The Columbus Telegram 12 May 2022
JARED BARTON Schuyler Sun. What to do with all those old things? Throw them away at the Spring Fling ... - 4 p.m ... While the pool of acceptable items is large, the disposal units will not be able to accept household trash, paint, antifreeze, slate shingles, bricks, concrete, siding, tires, pesticides, recyclables or anything over eight feet long. ....

Vail hard to recycle event will be May 13

Vail Daily 08 May 2022
The town of Vail’s biannual Hard to Recycle event will take place from 10 a.m ... The current national recycling rate is 32% while Colorado has a 15.3% recycling rate and Eagle County has a recycling rate of 33% ... The town’s recycling event is free for residents, property owners and those who work in Vail....

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