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Are you making a difference? You Can!

You can make a big difference in protecting the environment by reducing the amount of trash you create. One way to do this is by recycling. Recycling is important because it helps protect our natural resources and helps save landfill space. What can you do to help create a healthier environment? Start by separating recyclable items from the trash at your home. Sort out the newspaper, aluminum and metal cans, cardboard, #1 through #7 plastic bottles, glass jars and mixed paper. (Mixed paper includes things like junk mail, catalogs, magazines, envelopes, cards and dry food or tissue boxes.) Caps and lids are accepted.  Be sure to rinse out cans and bottles. You can flatten items like boxes, cans and plastic bottles to makes them easier to store. If you live in the city you can put these things in your blue recycling bin. Otherwise you can take them to a drop-off recycling center. Some recycling centers pay cash for aluminum cans so you can even make a little extra spending money by recycling. Give it a try! It's easy!

Cool things kids can do to save the earth!
Cool Things - printable PDF

Simple things you can do to save the earth!
Simple Things - printable PDF