Happy New Year!
Cheers to another year of hope and change among friends. January is often a month associated with cleaning up the body, soul, and also, the house. If you are looking for ways to recycle items in your home that might be considered waste, go to Earth911.com
and type in the type of item and zip code to search for the nearest drop-off facility.
We had 2 CFL's (compact fluorescent lightbulbs) that had lasted a whopping 5 years in our kitchen that finally burned out last week and I was amazed to find a recycling facility within a few miles of our rural Michigan home. For those who haven't made the switch yet, they use less electricity but contain mercury, so be careful not to break them and try your best to find a place to recycle them when their life is over.
Also, if you have incandescent Christmas light strands that you would like to recycle, I would like to recommend the Christmas light recycling program at Holiday LEDs.com
. The company is based in Jackson, MI and sells LED Christmas lights. If you send in any amount of old incandescent strands as instructed on their website, you will earn a 15% discount off anything in their catalogue.
For more information and articles on greening the holidays in general, Earth911.com
has a good page to peruse for ecological ideas including what to do with that Christmas tree now that the holidays are over.
Anyone have any other sites they would like to recommend to the group? Please post and let everyone know what you are doing to clean up in 2009. Best to all!