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RECYCLING FACTS

 

 

 

Find out where you can recycle in your community.
     
 

Recycling Links and Resources

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Recycling Programs
Alamogordo (see also Otero County)

Albuquerque Recycling Program
Angel Fire
Artesia

Bernalillo County Public Works-Transfer Station

Carlsbad
Cibola County
Cochiti Lake

Clovis

Corrales

Deming

Gallup

Grants and Cibola County

Farmington

Hobbs

Las Cruces and Dona Ana County

Lincoln County

Los Alamos County

Los Lunas
Luna County

McKinley County
Navajo Nation
Otero County

Placitas Recycling Association

Raton

Rio Rancho

Sandoval County
San Juan County

Santa Fe City

Santa Fe County
Santa Fe County - Eldorado/285 Recycles

Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency
Silver City

Socorro and Socorro County

Taos
Taos County
Truth or Consequences City

Truth or Consequences: Bountiful Alliance Recycling Project

State and Federal Programs & Organizations

NM Environment Department
NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau
NM Clean and Beautiful

Keep NM Beautiful

SWANA Roadrunner Chapter 

New Mexico State Agency for Surplus Property  

WERC, A Consortium for Environmental Education & Technology Development

Green Zia Environmental Excellence Awards

Cannon Air Force Base

Holloman Air Force Base

Sandia National Labs

Los Alamos National Labs

White Sands

 

Recycling and Solid Waste Businesses
Air Cycle (onsite bulb crusher services)
Cintas (paper and cardboard recycling)
Ditch Witch (equipment sales)
Easypak (CFL mail-in program)
Environmental Dynamics, Inc. (design consultants)
Jackson Compaction (recycling equipment sales and repair 345-3900)
Recycle Health New Mexico (medical supplies recovery program)
Rinchem Co. Inc.
Southwest Abatement
Vermeer Sales Southwest (equipment sales)
Waste Connections
Waste Management
Waste Management New Mexico
WIH Resource Group
Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants 

 

Recycling Informational Display

This material was developed for the 2008 State Fair.  Any other local government is welcome to use this,  long as the Green Expo and byline in the lower right hand corner remain.

The Recycling & Landfill Industries (Pictures of recycling centers and landfills with NM statistics)

The Recycling Process (Schematic of the consumer, recycling and processing system)

What's In Your Trash? (A breakdown of what garbage consists of and what gets recycled)

The Modern Landfill (Diagram with detailed explanations about landfill processes)

 

Composting Businesses
Midwest BioSystems
Sierra Contracting, Inc.

Soilutions

Markets for Recyclables (non-electronic)

Bio-Pappel International (fiber recycling)
Cintas (fiber recycling)
Dex (phonebook recycling)
Master Fibers (fiber recycling)
R3 Recycled Material Cooperative

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. (cell phones and rechargeable batteries)UsedCardboardBoxes.com
Wise Recycling (cans)


Resources for Mercury-Containing Devices and Compact Fluorescents
 www.thermostat-recycle.org;  National, industry funded program for collecting and recycling old mercury-switch thermostats
www.lamprecycle.org; also funded by manufacturers, provides a one-stop source for information on mercury lamp recycling in the US
www.almr.org;  independent association representing mercury lamp recyclers.  These are the folks who actually collect and process the lamps.

Markets for Electronic Recyclables
Ask electronics recyclers how they handle their products, where the materials are processed and marketed to. Request electronics handling certifications.

Search online by state
Albuquerque Recycling (electronics, TVs, computers)
Ecycle Best (electronics, computers)
Edgar Digital (electronics, TVs, computers)
Enchantment Electronic Recycling (electronics, TVs, computers)
Goodwill Industries - All NM Goodwills accept electronics for reuse or recycling

LifeSpan Technologies (electronics, TVs, computers)
Metech Recycling (electronics, TVs, computers)
Natural Evolution (electronics, TVs, computers)
New Mexico Computer Recycling (electronics, TVs, computers)
(cell phones and rechargeable batteries)

UNICOR (electronic waste recycling)

Environmental Calculators

www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/waste/ click on "Tools"

Green Products and Cleaners

Center for a New American Dream
Energy Star
Environmental Choice

EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines

EPA's Design for the Environment Program

EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program

Green Seal

INFORM

Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention Program
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
SustainU Clothing 100% recycled t-shirts, etc

Recycling Containers

American Recycled Products www.americanrecycledproducts.com 1-888-256-3699

BARCO Products Co. www.barcoproducts.com 1-800-338-2697

Busch Systems International, Inc. www.busch-systems.com 1-800-565-9931

Envirocare www.envirocare.net/rcbins.htm 1-800-889-7238

The Fibrex Group Inc. www.fibrexgroup.com1-800-346-4458  

Midpoint International, Inc. www.midpoint-int.com1-888-646-4246

The Plastic Lumber Company, Inc. www.plasticlumber.com 1-800-886-8990

Recy-Cal www.recy-cal.com 

Recycle Away www.recycleaway.com

Resourceful Bag & Tag/Clear Stream www.cleartainers.com

Rubbermaid www.industrialrubbermaid.com

Toter Incorporated www.toter.com 1-800-772-0071

T2 Site Amenities www.t2-sa.com

Suite Supply: Hotel Supplies suitesupply.com/Recycling-Containers.48.2.303.1.0.04.htm

Windsor Barrel Works  www.windsorbarrel.com 1-800-527-7848

 

Recycled-Content Office Supply

Dolphin Blue
EcoProducts

Give Something Back
Green Earth Office Supply

Office Depot
Office Max
Rebinder
Recycled Products Cooperative
Staples

The Green Office

Recycled Products
Searchable Recycled-Content Product Directory
Midwest Tire Tanks - Recycled Tires into Animal Water Tanks

Biodegradable Products

Biocorp

Earth Cycle

Earth Shell

Green Earth Office Supply

Heritage Bag

NatureWorks

Recyclaholics

Industry Groups
American Forestry and Paper Association
American Chemistry Council (Plastics)
Glass Packaging Institute

Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries
Keep America Beautiful

Natl Assoc of PET Container Resources
National Recycling Coalition
Recycling Organizations of North America
Solid Waste Association of North America

Solid Waste Association of North America - NM RoadRunner Chapter
Steel Recycling Institute

Industry Publications
BioCycle magazine:  www.biocycle.net
Electronic scrap information   www.e-scrapnews.com
MSW Management:  www.mswmanagement.com
Resource Recycling Magazine  www.resource-recycling.com
Recycling Today Online  www.recyclingtoday.com
Waste Age:   www.wasteage.com
Waste & Recycling News http://www.wasterecyclingnews.com/
Used trucks and trailers   www.trucker.com

Recycling Program Resources

How To Convince Your Community To Recycle: The following links take you to Social Marketing

techniques used for successful recycling and waste reduction programs:

These reports and resources on the website of Aceti Associates, Arlington, MA, might be helpful:
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http://www.acetiassociates.com/publications.html
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http://www.acetiassociates.com/resources.html 

See Recycling Informational Display Above

Recycling ink cartridges

Recycling appliances and electronics

Download NMRC's new Recycling Brochure with general information on how and why to recycle in New Mexico - Recycling Brochure
Social Enterprise Associates - New Mexico based consulting firm specializing in sustainability

Educator's Resources
American Plastics Council School Materials
American Forest and Paper Association - Setting up Recycling at School and Work publications
EPA Educational Resources
Eco-Schools USA
How to go Green in the Bathroom
"Join the Lorax to Protect the Environment" http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.lorax
Northeast Recycling Council - Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Composting in Schools"A Guide to Recycling Around the Home" http://www.movoto.com/buyers-tips/recyclingEcological Footprint Quiz" http://www.myfootprint.org/en/
NY State School Resource Book
Pee Wee the Red Wriggler Books & Activities Show Kids the Fun of Composting
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
Recycle Away - Recycling Tips Page (includes waste audit templates)
Roscoe's Recycle Room: (Steel Recycling Institute Sponsored)
Teaching Kids About Recycling
Top 100 Going Green Sites - Blog

Recycling-Related Clip Art


Waste Characterization Tools

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/WasteChar/dbmain.htm
MSW
Recovered materials

 
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