Innovative solutions for creating healthy, efficient, eco-friendly homes

About Recycling Washington DC

The recycling circle in Washington begins with collecting and processing secondary materials, which then become ingredients in recycled-content products. When consumers choose recycled products, they create a loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling. Recycled-content products are made from materials that would otherwise have been discarded.

Lupus Foundation of America
(888) 445-8787
2000 L Street N.W. Suite 710
Washington, DC

Data Provided by:
Goodwill of Greater Washington
(202) 636-4225
2200 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Data Provided by:
Throwplace.com
(202) 338-4110
1042 Wisconsin Avenue
, DC

Data Provided by:
Turtle Wings
(301) 583-8399
1771 Olive Street
Capitol Heights, MD

Data Provided by:
Gifts in Kind International
(703) 836-2121
333 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA

Data Provided by:
Fort Totten Transfer Station
(202) 576-6803
4900 Bates Road, NE
Washington, DC

Data Provided by:
Arlington County HHW Program
(703) 228-6832
3402 S. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA

Data Provided by:
Goodwill of Greater Washington - Arlington
(703) 769-3711
10 South Glebe Road
Arlington, VA

Data Provided by:
WM Recycle America - Prince Georges County
(301) 499-1707
1000 Ritchie Road
Capitol Heights, MD

Data Provided by:
Alexandria HHW Collection
(703) 751-5872
3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

About Recycling

Provided By:

The recycling circle begins with collecting and processing secondary materials, which then become ingredients in recycled-content products. When consumers choose recycled products, they create a loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling. Recycled-content products are made from materials that would otherwise have been discarded. Items in this category are made totally or partially from material destined for disposal or recovered from industrial activities - like aluminum soda cans or newspaper. Recycled-content products also can be items that are rebuilt or remanufactured from used products, such as toner cartridges or computers. According to the EPA, there are more than 4,500 recycled-content products available, ranging from aluminum cans, car bumpers and newspapers to carpeting, motor oil and laundry detergent bottles. Postconsumer content refers to material from recycled products that were used by consumers or businesses and would otherwise be discarded as waste. If a product is labeled "recycled content," some of the product material might not be postconsumer content collected through a local recycling program, but may have come from excess or damaged items generated during normal manufacturing processes. Recyclable products can be collected and remanufactured into new products after they've been used. These products do not necessarily contain recycled materials and only benefit the environment if people recycle them after use. Check with your local recycling program to determine which items are recyclable in your community. Source: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/buyrec.htm

Click here to read article from Smart-Homeowner.com