2010 Earth Day MLGW Recycle, Reuse, and Proper Disposal Guide

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Guide for proper recylcing, reusing, and disposing of products in the Memphis area for Earth Day 2010.

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2010 Earth Day MLGW Recycle, Reuse, and Proper Disposal Guide

  1. 1. YOUR GUIDE TO RECYCLING, REUSE AND PROPER DISPOSAL OF STUFF
  2. 2. 2 April 22, 2010 is Earth Day. It’s a day when we become conscious about how our everyday living activities impact the world. We will attend community events which teach us about the importance of keeping our air, land and water clean. We will turn off lights, adjust thermostats, catch a ride on MATA, or use a little less water. We might even dust off the recycling bin, fill it with paper and plastics, and place it curbside for a once a year pickup. But, the next day, it’s business as usual for most people… This year can be different. It can be the start of observing Earth Day everyday. This Guide to Recycling, Reuse and Proper Disposal of Stuff can be used everyday. We can reduce energy, divert waste from the landfill and help someone by finding responsible places for old items that are no longer wanted or needed. How to use the Guide Items are listed in alphabetical order. Contact information and special notes are provided for quick reference. If an item is not listed, most likely it can be recycled, reused or properly disposed of via your favorite charity, City’s curb side recycling program or the Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Contact each entity before assuming that the item is acceptable. If you have a favorite place where you take items to be recycled, reused, or properly disposed of, and you want to share with other MLGW employees, email wiseuse@mlgw.org with the information. Thanks! Use both sides of the paper when printing this guide. Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  3. 3. 3 plastic bag is forever in the landfill. Reuse, and then recycle. Item Location Contact Information Notes Air Filters Good Year Tire & Rubber Local Retail Stores (Auto) Antifreeze Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Automobiles MLGW Public Auction Contact Corporate Communications WKNO Public Television 1-877-308-2408 Salvation Army Thrift Store Local Stores e a smart cookie and recycle! Item Location Contact Information Notes Bags, Plastic Kroger Foods Local Retail Stores Schnuck’s Foods Local Retail Stores Target Stores Local Retail Stores Walmart Local Retail Stores Batteries Advanced Auto Parts Local Retail Stores (Auto) Firestone Complete Auto Care Local Retail Stores Napa Auto Parts Local Retail Stores Sam’s Club Local Retail Stores Walmart Super Centers Local Retail Stores Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  4. 4. 4 ooks can be reused over and over again. Donate old books to your favorite charity and expand someone’s life. Item Location Contact Information Notes Batteries BestBuy (Electronics) MLGW ADMIN Building-- Employee Activities Store Electric & Systems Operations—Break room Netters BOC—Cafeteria Salvation Army Thrift Store Local Stores Books Memphis Public Library Second Editions 901-415-2836 St. Simon Publishing 901-219-6718 Bottles Bartlett Recycling Center 901-385-5570, 6200 Stage Rd (Glass & Plastic) Target Stores Local Retail Stores Bottles Whole Foods Market 901- 685-2293, 5022 Poplar Ave (Medicine) Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  5. 5. 5 lean air, land and water are gifts to our children’s children. Item Location Contact Information Notes Cans Aluminum Cans 901-278-1437, 385 N. Cleveland Ave (Aluminum) Bartlett Recycling Center 901-385-5570, 6200 Stage Rd MLGW Administration Building --Cafeteria Oak Grove Elementary School 662-429-5593, 4440 West Oak Grove Rd, MS Cars WKNO Public Television 1-877-308-2408 Salvation Army Thrift Store Local Stores Car Parts Aluminum Cans 901-278-1437, 385 N. Cleveland Ave Cartridges BestBuy Local Retail Stores (Ink/Toner) MLGW All Facilities—Print/Copier Rooms Office Depot Local Retail Stores OfficeMax Local Retail Stores Staples Local Retail Stores Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  6. 6. 6 ell phone recycling prevents toxic elements and heavy metals from building up in the landfills. Item Location Contact Information Notes Cell Phones At&t Cell Phones for Soldiers Local Retail Stores Charitable Recycling Local Retail Stores LG Electronics Local Retail Stores MLGW ADMIN Building-- Employee Activities Store Electric & Systems Operations—Break room Netters BOC—Cafeteria Motorola Local Retail Stores Nokia Local Retail Stores Recycle Bank See http://www.recyclebank.com/earn/electronics Sam’s Club Local Retail Stores Staples Local Retail Stores T-mobile Local Retail Stores Toshiba Local Retail Stores Verizon Local Retail Stores Walmart Local Retail Stores Christmas Lights Whole Foods Market 901- 685-2293, 5022 Poplar Ave Cleaners Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  7. 7. 7 ompact fluorescent (CFLs) light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last about 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Item Location Contact Information Notes Clothing Good Will Industries Local Stores Dress For Success 901-363-3100, 2730 Colony Park Dr Salvation Army Thrift Store Local Stores CFLs Home Depot Local Retail Stores Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Computers Apple WEB: http://www.apple.com/recycling/computer/ Best Buy Local Retail Stores Dell WEB: http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/cr-dell-earth-recycling.aspx Good Will Industries Local Stores Hewlard Packard WEB: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/recycle/us/index.html MLGW Company Store-- 320-1086 (for purchase) Salvation Army Thrift Stores Local Stores Sam’s Club WEB: http://recycling.econewonline.com/samsclub/?q=main Shelby County HHW Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd (one per visit) Staples Local Retail Stores Toshiba WEB: http://toshiba.eztradein.com/toshiba/ NOTE: Payment may be required for some services. If your computer’s brand is not listed, please check your manufacturer’s information for instructions on recycling, trade-ins, etc. Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  8. 8. 8 ye glasses are recycled and reused by missions for people in developing countries. Item Location Contact Information Notes Electronics Best Buy Local Retail Stores Good Will Industries Local Stores Office Depot Local Retail Stores OfficeMax Local Retail Stores Salvation Army Thrift Stores Local Stores Sam’s/Walmart Club Local Retail Stores Staples Local Retail Stores Target Local Retail Stores Eye Glasses Missions Ministry Bellevue Baptist Church, 901-347-2000, 2000 Appling Rd— ask for Marilyn Hawkins Project 20/20 Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 901-754-6548 Everything 1-800-GOT-JUNK Memphis AREA office: 6880 Hillshire Dr., #20 (Payment required) Good Will Industries Local Stores Salvation Army Local Stores Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  9. 9. 9 lammable items can be disposed of at your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility. Item Location Contact Information Notes Filters Good Year Tire & Rubber Local Retail Stores (Auto) (Water) Whole Foods Market 901- 685-2293, 5022 Poplar Ave Flammable Liquids Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Fluids, Auto Advanced Auto Parts Local Retail Stores Autozone Local Retail Stores (Oil, Transmssn) Firestone Complete Auto Care Local Retail Stores Good Year Tire & Rubber Local Retail Stores Jiffy Lube Local Retail Stores Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Furniture MLGW Company Store—901-320-1086 Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  10. 10. 10 ome projects can generate wastes that may require special handling. Contact your local HHW facility for instructions on proper disposal. Item Location Contact Information Notes Home Repair Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd (Adhesives, caulk, sealants, varnishes, stains, removers, solvents, thinners, etc) t takes 1,000 years for an ink cartridge to decompose. Item Location Contact Information Notes Ink/Toner BestBuy Local Retail Stores (Cartridges) MLGW All Facilities—Print/Copier Rooms Office Depot Local Retail Stores OfficeMax Local Retail Stores Staples Local Retail Stores Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  11. 11. 11 itchen appliances can be reused. Contact your local charity. Item Location Contact Information Notes Kitchen Good Will Industries Local Stores (Appliances) Salvation Army Thrift Stores Local Stores Note: Refrigerants will need to be discharged from refrigerators before disposal. Typically, refrigerators end up in the land fill. It’s best to donate your old model to a favorite charity. et’s observe Earth Day every day. Item Location Contact Information Notes Lawn & Garden Good Will Industries Local Stores (Furniture/equipment) Salvation Army Thrift Stores Local Stores Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  12. 12. 12 illions of tons of metals are recycled each year in the U.S. Item Location Contact Information Notes Metals Aluminum Cans 901-278-1437, N. Cleveland Ave Bartlett Recycling Center 901-385-5570, 6200 Stage Rd MLGW Investment Recovery (Internal only) Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Miscellaneous Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd (Chemicals, repellents, thermostats) Motorcycle WKNO Public Television 1-877-308-2408 il can be recycled, re-refined and reused, reducing our reliance on imported oil. Item Location Contact Information Notes Oil Advanced Auto Parts Local Retail Stores (Motor) Autozone Local Retail Stores Firestone Complete Auto Care Local Retail Stores Good Year Tire & Rubber Local Retail Stores Jiffy Lube Local Retail Stores Shelby County HHW Collection Facility 901-379-4460, 6305 Haley Rd Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  13. 13. 13 allets made from wood meet the four R's criteria: They are reusable, repairable, recyclable and they come from a renewable resource. Item Location Contact Information Notes Pallets MLGW Investment Recovery (Internal only) (Wooden) Paper Arlington Curbside Recycling Public Works, 901-867-4980 Request service/bin Bartlett Recycling Center 901-385-5570, 6200 Stage Rd Collierville Curbside Recycling Public Svcs Department, 901-853-3215 Request service/bin Germantown Curbside Recycling Solid Waste & Recycling, 901-757-7264 Request service/bin Lakeland Curbside Recycling City Hall, 901-867-2717 Request service/bin Memphis Curbside Recycling Public Works, 576-6851, Ext 1 Request service/bin MLGW Lobby/Copier/Print Room Areas in most Buildings Millington Recycling Center 901-873-5650, 4701 Biloxi St Summershill Volunteer Firefighters 662-429-5593, 7600 Pleasant Hill Road, MS Newspaper/Office Paper Plastics Arlington Curbside Recycling Public Works, 901-867-4980 Request service/bin Bartlett Recycling Center 901-385-5570, 6200 Stage Rd Collierville Curbside Recycling Public Svcs Department, 901-853-3215 Request service/bin Germantown Curbside Recycling Solid Waste & Recycling, 901-757-7264 Request service/bin Lakeland Curbside Recycling City Hall, 901-867-2717 Request service/bin Millington Recycling Center 901-873-5650, 4701 Biloxi St Memphis Curbside Recycling Public Works, 576-6851, Ext 1 Request service/bin Whole Foods Market 901- 685-2293, 5022 Poplar Ave #5 containers Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org
  14. 14. 14 EDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE! Item Location Contact Information Notes Recreational Vehicles Good Will Industries Local Stores (Boats, RVs) Salvation Army Thrift Stores Local Stores WKNO Public Television 1-877-308-2408 Recycling Programs Arlington Curbside Recycling Public Works, 901-867-4980 Request service/bin (Cities) Bartlett Recycling Center 901-385-5570, 6200 Stage Rd Collierville Curbside Recycling Public Svcs Department, 901-853-3215 Request service/bin Germantown Curbside Recycling Solid Waste & Recycling, 901-757-7264 Request service/bin Lakeland Curbside Recycling City Hall, 901-867-2717 Request service/bin Memphis Curbside Recycling Public Works, 576-6851, Ext 1 Request service/bin Millington Recycling Center 901-873-5650, 4701 Biloxi St o receive an Earth Day reminder, email mailto:wiseuse@mlgw.org?subject=Earth Day Item . Provide your name, area name and internal address. Items are available while supplies last. Item Location Contact Information Notes Tires Shelby County Government Tire Recycling Center 901-396-5448, 3000 Elvis Presley Blvd Central Support Services wiseuse@mlgw.org

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