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Recycling Can Go A Long Way

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Updated: 6/26/2009 6:12 am
Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the planet.  Each and every item that you recycle saves enough energy that when added together can play a huge role in saving our finite resources.  Your "small" part, although it may not feel like it, makes a big difference!

Did you know:

One recycled aluminum can
saves enough energy to power a television or computer for 3 hours.

A six-pack of recycled aluminum cans saves enough energy to drive a car 5 miles.

40 recycled aluminum cans saves the same energy equivalent to one gallon of gasoline.

Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.

Recycling a 1-gallon plastic milk jug will save enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for 11 hours.

Recycling a 1-foot high stack of newspapers saves enough electricity to heat a home for 17 hours.

Click here to locate a recycling center near you!
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tlynn - 9/16/2012 9:40 PM
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All it takes is a little fore thought!!! Not hard!!!!!

tlynn - 9/16/2012 9:39 PM
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I am disgusted by the amount of electronics that I see on our streets and in my neighborhood waiting to be picked up by our trash trucks. And they pick it up! People are STUPID/IGNORANT…Do not care! ALL OF YOU are a disgrace to the human race!

tvs2help - 9/16/2012 11:10 AM
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We recycle most televisions for FREE. The televisions we accept are DLP, LCD, Plasma and LEDs. If you are unsure what type of television you have, please click the "Donate A TV Now" button and submit a request and we will get back with you. If you recycle a television with us, we'll donate $5-$15 to a charity of your choice registered with us. We also pick-up televisions in Northeast Florida within 1-3 days for FREE. If you need same day pick-up, there is a $15 charge.See us at http://www.tvs2help.org
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