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St. Vincent de Paul - America Recycles DayThis Thursday, November 15th is America Recycles Day! In spirit of that, here is a list of the top 5 most important items to recycle. There are over 50 different items that you use in your home that can be recycled. It’s great that so many things are recyclable but it also can be confusing. Here is a list of  the top 5 most important items to recycle. Try to have a goal to always recycle them and never let them go into a landfill!

  1. Lights and electronics: This is number 1 in my book because of the extremely high toxicity of many electronics. With how many new electronics we get every year, make sure to not just toss the old one. Important light and electronic devices to recycle are: Compact flourecent bulbs, cell phones (and their chargers), ink cartridges, and video game systems. Learn where to recycle your e-waste.
  2. Aluminum: Aluminum cans are 100% recyclable…

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