Recycling

The Computer Graveyard

After five and a half years of helping clients with their clutter,  I have gotten accustomed to encountering what I call the Computer Graveyard. Here’s the scenario.  You get a new computer, and you start using it.  You don’t want to get rid of the old computer just yet, just in case something malfunctions on the new one, so you put the old one on the floor next to your desk.  Days go by, then weeks, then months, and the…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

One of the tasks resulting from my mother’s recent passing is the disposal of her prescription medications. While researching the best way to do this, I discovered that April 28, 2012, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.   Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives consumers an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs so that they don’t affect the environment or fall into the hands of children or abusers.  You can find more information on…

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The Rest of the Plastics

Last week, I wrote about which plastics we recycle in New York City.  The bottom line is that the New York City Dept. of Sanitation only recycles plastic bottles and jugs (without the caps). So what should you do with the rest of the plastics?  A couple of astute readers pointed out other options for recycling them.

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