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Aluminum Recycling

EPA – Metals

EPA’s link to organizations committed to metal recycling (e.g., aluminum) as well as information regarding aluminum recycling and statistics.

Aluminum Association 

The Aluminum Association, Inc., is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, aluminum recyclers, and producers of semi-fabricated aluminum products. It serves as a resource for aluminum recycling programs.

Curbside Value Partnership 

The Curbside Value Partnership works with communities to educate residents, increase participation, and increase recycling rates. Primarily a resource for cities, waste haulers, and material recovery facilities (MRFs).

Earth 911 – Aluminum

Provides numerous links, programs and resources for aluminum recycling as well as fact sheets and a kids section.

Recycle It Now 

A site sponsored by America’s beverage companies to encourage container recycling and promote the recycling message.

Artwork and Outreach Materials

 

Curbside Value Partnership 

The Curbside Value Partnership works with communities to educate residents and encourage participation in recycling programs in order to increase recycling rates; it is primarily a resource for cities, waste haulers, and material recovery facilities (MRFs). Communications templates, including flyers, brochures, magnets, and signage are available for use through this site.

Earth 911’s Recycling PSA Clearinghouse

Earth 911 partners with communities and organizations across the country to share public service announcements (PSAs) on a variety of environmental topics so that all local communities have the opportunity to promote environmental messages on local radio and television.Access numerous PSAs through the multimedia PSA library.

RE3 Recycling – Promotional Materials 

Promotional materials are available for download, such as designs and patterns for shirts, stickers, and posters from RE3, which is a program developed by the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance dedicated to boosting participation in local recycling programs.

RE3 Recycling – Clip Art 

North Carolina’s RE3 program has free clip art of recyclables such as bottles, cans, paper products, and some of the products into which they can be recycled.

Recycle Guys – Promotional Materials 

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling has set up partnerships with other state environmental agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, and America Recycles Day, Inc., and granted permission to adopt the Office's national award-winning campaign.

Recycle Guys – Posters and Fact Sheets

Award-winning Recycle Guys posters and fact sheets are available for download in PDF format from the South Carolina DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.

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Batteries

EPA – Batteries 

EPA’s link to organizations committed to battery recycling as well as information regarding battery recycling, disposal regulations, and various statistics.

Earth 911 – Batteries

Provides numerous links, programs, and resources for battery recycling as well as fact sheets.

Inform, Inc. – Battery Information

INFORM, Inc., is an independent research organization that examines the effects of business practices on the environment and on human health. It is an all-in-one source for useful information, including battery facts, statistics, and waste prevention strategies.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) 

RBRC’s Charge Up to Recycle!® program offers tools to communities and public agencies to implement a simple, no-cost recycling plan.A listing of nationwide retailers by zip code offering drop-off points for battery recycling can be found here.

Beneficial Use

EPA - Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC)

Efficient materials management is one RCC priority.RCC seeks to have the entities that produce waste reduce the waste at its source, promote recycling of the waste, and encourage beneficial reuse of the waste in an environmentally sound manner.

Coal Combustion Product Reuse

Construction and Demolition Debris

Foundry Sands

Business Recycling

EPA Region 4 – Business Recycling

Resources for businesses in the southeast interested in increasing their waste reduction practices.

Buy Recycled

EPA – Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPGs)

All you need to know about the CPGs and EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notices (RMANs), which recommend recycled-content levels for CPG items.

EPA – Consumer Tips

A resource for consumers to learn about reduction and reuse opportunities by month or topic.

EPA – Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)

EPA’s one stop shop for EPP tools and resources.

America Recycles Day 

Organization committed to encouraging Americans to recycle and purchase recycled materials and products.

Earth 911 – Shop Smart

Provides numerous links and resources for environmentally-friendly shopping.

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Carpet Recycling

EPA – Carpet 

Information and guidelines about carpet manufacturing and the importance of collecting and recycling used carpet. 

EPA – Textiles 

Information and guidelines about textile manufacturing and the importance of collecting and recycling used carpet. 

Mohawk Carpet Recycling

Information on the process of producing carpet from recycled plastic bottles.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Earth 911 

In partnership with the National Christmas Tree Association, Earth 911 features resources for Christmas tree recycling as well as additional information on where to recycle and donate items, helpful links for reducing and reusing, and a press area with great public service announcements to help Make Every Day Earth Day during the holiday season.

National Christmas Tree Association 

Provides a zip code search option to find tree recycling programs in your area.

 

Climate Change and Recycling

EPA – Climate Change 

A resource for fact sheets on the link between climate change and solid waste.

EPA – Global Warming Information 

EPA and its partners have developed several tools to help individuals and organizations determine the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of their purchasing, manufacturing, and waste management actions. Primarily for large-scale organizations, governments, and businesses.

EPA – WasteWise 

This publication, made available through WasteWise, provides insight on the global warming issue and possible solutions.

Grassroots Recycling Network 

Describes the Zero Waste Movement, climate change, and the need to recycle.

Clip Art

Curbside Value Partnership 

The Curbside Value Partnership works with communities to educate residents and encourage participation in recycling programs in order to increase recycling rates; it is primarily a resource for cities, waste haulers and material recovery facilities (MRFs). Communications templates, including flyers, brochures, magnets, and signage, are available for use through this site.

Earth 911’s Recycling PSA Clearinghouse

Earth 911 partners with communities and organizations across the country to share public service announcements (PSAs) on a variety of environmental topics so that all local communities have the opportunity to promote environmental messages on local radio and television.Access numerous PSAs through the multimedia PSA library.

RE3 Recycling – Promotional Materials 

Promotional materials are available for download, such as designs and patterns for shirts, stickers, and posters from RE3, which is a program developed by the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.

RE3 Recycling – Clip Art 

North Carolina’s RE3 program has free clip art of recyclables such as bottles, cans, paper products, and some of the products into which they can be recycled.

Recycle Guys – Promotional Materials 

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling has set up partnerships with other state environmental agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, and America Recycles Day, Inc., and granted permission to adopt the Office's national award-winning campaign.

Recycle Guys – Posters and Fact Sheets

Award-winning Recycle Guys posters and fact sheets are available for download in PDF format from the South Carolina DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Coal Combustion Products

EPA – Coal Combustion Product Partnership (C2P2)

The Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2) program is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Coal Ash Association, Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Federal Highway Administration to help promote the beneficial use of Coal Combustion Products (CCPs) and the environmental benefits that result from their use.

American Coal Ash Association 

The American Coal Ash Association is a not-for profit organization that promotes the beneficial use of coal combustion products.

U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is a member of the Coal Combustion Products Partnership.

Federal Highway Administration

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration is a member of the Coal Combustion Products Partnership.

Utility Solid Waste Activities Group

Utility Solid Waste Activities Group provides comprehensive, knowledgeable, and experienced legal and technical resources on utility solid waste management issues.

Composting

EPA – Region 4 Composting

Lists southeastern state resources for composting information.

EPA – Composting 

Information pertaining to the use of composting as a solution to organic wastes.

EPA – Composting Products

EPA information for procuring agencies regarding recommended recovered material content.

BioCycle Magazine

The latest research on composting process control and end product quality.

Composting Council

The Composting Council is involved in research, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets, and the enlistment of public support.

Earth 911 – Composting 

Provides information on how and where to compost, the benefits of composting, and natural lawncare management for your home.

Master Composter 

Provides tips and instructions for all types of home composting.

Computer Recycling

EPA Region 4 – eCycling

Information on managing computer recycling, electronic wastes, and eCycling in the Southeast.  EPEAT is a new web-based tool that makes it easy for purchasers to identify "green" computers and allows manufacturers to secure market recognition for reducing environmental impacts of their products.

EPA – eCycling

Information on managing electronic wastes and eCycling, including relevant regulations and Frequently Asked Questions.

EPA – Green Initiatives

Information on promoting and practicing environmental stewardship for electronic products.

EPA – Plug-in to eCycling

An introduction to EPA’s Plug-in to eCycling Campaign.

Earth 911 – Electronics 

Provides relevant information and resources on computer and electronics recycling to ensure that these products do not enter the landfill.

Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)

The Consumer Education Initiative (CEI) is a program developed by the Environmental Issues Council of EIA. Its purpose is to inform consumers about recycling and reuse opportunities for used electronics.

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

This is a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of electronic products throughout their life cycle. The tool was developed to meet the growing demand by large institutional purchasers to buy greener electronic products.

National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) 

NCER is a newly formed non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to coordinate the plethora of initiatives targeting the recycling of end-of-life electronics in the United States.

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) 

PSI works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.

Construction and Demolition Debris

EPA Region 4 – Home Construction Debris

Information on regional initiatives and case studies as well as state links to construction and debris recycling resources.

EPA – Construction and Demolition Debris

Comprehensive web resource for information pertaining to construction and demolition debris reduction and recycling.

EPA – Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling By Type

Provides a comprehensive listing of recycling resources for various types of non-hazardous construction debris.

EPA – Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Publications

A compilation of U.S. publications pertaining to construction and demolition debris recycling.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries 

ISRI is the voice of the scrap recycling industry.

Recycling Construction & Demolition Wastes

A PDF guide for architects and contractors interested in recycling construction and demolition materials.

Deconstruction

Curbside Recycling

Curbside Value Partnership

The Curbside Value Partnership works with communities to educate residents and encourage participation in recycling in order to increase recycling rates. Primarily a resource for cities, waste haulers and material recovery facilities (MRFs).

Earth 911 – Curbside Recycling

Provides facts sheets as well as numerous links, programs, and resources for curbside recycling.

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Deconstruction

Building Material Reuse Association (BMRA)

The BMRA is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials.

Directory of Wood-Framed Building Deconstruction and Reused Building
Materials Companies
This is a directory of companies involved in wood-framed building deconstruction, dismantling, and reused building materials, with an emphasis on those that use, resell, and/or re-manufacture salvaged wood.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 

ISRI is the voice of the scrap recycling industry.

Penn State Hamer Center for Community Design
The mission of the HamerCenter is to promote public interest art, architecture, and design by supporting collaborative research projects, facilitating dialogue between the academic and practitioner communities, and recognizing excellence in planning and design from an international perspective.

University of Florida Powell Center for Construction and Environment
The Powell Center for Construction and Environment is primarily a research organization dedicated to the resolution of environmental problems associated with planning and architecture activities and the determination of optimum materials and methods for use in minimizing environmental damage.

Construction and demolition debris

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Earth 911

Earth 911 Website

Earth 911 is an all-in-one resource for recycling entities by zip code. Provides numerous links, programs and resources for recycling as well as fact sheets and a kids section on most topics.

Economic Impact 

Recycling Economic Information Study Project 

The homepage for EPA’s assessment of the U.S. Recycling Economic Information Study, its findings, and the implications for ongoing outreach opportunities.  This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the economic benefits and the economic opportunities of recycling in the Southeast.

Recycling Economic Information Study Results 

Key findings regarding the impact of the recycling and reuse industry in the United States.

Recycling Means Business 

Access to an online report regarding North Carolina’s economy and the impact of recycling.This is a resource provided by the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance. 

Electronics and eCycling

EPA Region 4 – eCycling

Information on managing computer recycling, electronic wastes, and eCycling in the Southeast.  EPEAT is a new web-based tool that makes it easy for purchasers to identify "green" computers and allows manufacturers to secure market recognition for reducing environmental impacts of their products.

EPA – eCycling

Information on managing electronic wastes and eCycling, including relevant regulations and Frequently Asked Questions.

EPA – Green Initiatives

Information on promoting and practicing environmental stewardship for electronic products.

EPA – Plug-in to eCycling

An introduction to EPA’s Plug-in to eCycling Campaign.

Earth 911 – Electronics 

Provides relevant information and resources on computer and electronics recycling to ensure that these products do not enter the landfill.

Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)

The Consumer Education Initiative (CEI) is a program developed by the Environmental Issues Council of EIA. Its purpose is to inform consumers about recycling and reuse opportunities for used electronics.

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

This is a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of electronic products throughout their life cycle. The tool was developed to meet the growing demand by large institutional purchasers to buy greener electronic products.

National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) 

NCER is a newly formed non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to coordinate the plethora of initiatives targeting the recycling of end-of-life electronics in the United States.

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) 

PSI works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.

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Food Waste 

EPA – Region 4 Composting 

Lists southeastern state resources for composting information.

EPA – Composting 

Information pertaining to the use of composting as a solution to organic wastes.

EPA – Composting Products

EPA information for procuring agencies regarding recommended recovered material content.

BioCycle Magazine

The latest research on composting process control and end product quality.

Composting Council

The Composting Council is involved in research, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets, and the enlistment of public support.

Earth 911 – Composting 

Provides information on how and where to compost, the benefits of composting, and natural lawn care management for your home.

Master Composter 

Provides tips and instructions for all types of home composting.

Foundries

EPA – Industrial Reuse of Foundry Sand

EPA Sector Strategies is working with the American Foundry Society to increase reuse of foundry sand.

American Foundry Society (AFS)
AFS assists foundry companies to effectively and efficiently manage production operations.

Foundry Industry Recycling Starts Today (FIRST)
FIRST works to develop markets for foundry by-products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This site will help those wondering where to find materials to help support local recycling efforts or who just want to know more about recycling.

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Green Building

Environmentally friendly building techniques such as Green Roofs have many benefits such as reducing the urban heat island effect and storm-water runoff.

Glass

EPA – Glass Recycling

The glass in many items, from your soda bottle to your computer, can be recycled over and over while retaining its strength.

Glass Packaging Institute

Glass Packaging Institute website is a one-stop resource for the latest news, trends and other helpful information about glass packaging

Global Warming

EPA – Climate 

A resource for fact sheets on the link between climate change and solid waste. 

Click on the following link for climate change effects of solid waste management.

EPA – Global Warming Information 

EPA and its partners have developed several tools to help individuals and organizations determine the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of their purchasing, manufacturing and waste management actions. Primarily for large-scale organizations, governments, and businesses.

EPA – WasteWise 

This publication, made available through WasteWise, provides insight on the global warming issue and possible solutions.

Grassroots Recycling Network 

Describes the Zero Waste Movement, climate change, and the need to recycle.

Grants

Grants.gov 

All federal agencies are required to post grant notifications to this site.Funding is available for local and state governments and non-profits.

Gypsum Board Recycling

EPA – Debris Recycling By Type 

Provides a comprehensive listing of recycling resources for various types of non-hazardous construction debris.

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HDPE

EPA – Plastics Recycling

Information on plastics recycling and the organizations dedicated to it.

Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

This Web site has been prepared to assist plastic bottle designers, fabricators and packaging decision-makers in constructing bottles for a wide range of specific product applications that are also compatible with the broadest range of recycling.

Plastics Resource

Information on plastics and the environment.Plastics Resource is part of the American Plastics Council and works with businesses and communities to promote plastic recycling opportunities.Includes a description of plastic resin codes.

Recycle It Now 

A site sponsored by America’s beverage companies to encourage container recycling and promote the recycling message.

Holiday Recycling

Earth 911 

In partnership with the National Christmas Tree Association, Earth 911 features resources for Christmas tree recycling as well as additional information on where to recycle and donate items, helpful links for reducing and reusing, and a press area with great public service announcements to help Make Every Day Earth Day during the holiday season.

National Christmas Tree Association

Provides a zip code search option to find tree recycling programs in your area.

Household Hazardous Waste

EPA – Hazardous Waste Recycling

Resources and regulations for household hazardous wastes.

Earth 911 – Household Hazardous Waste

Provides a database of local Municipal Household Hazardous Waste programs and services.

Earth 911 – Paint Disposal

Provides tips on storing paint and finding ways to dispose of it.

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Jobs Through Recycling

EPA – Jobs Through Recycling

This site provides recycling market development information for state and local officials, sources of technical and financial assistance for recycling businesses, and information on the economic benefits of recycling.

Recycling Economic Information Study 

Key findings regarding the impact of the recycling and reuse industry in the United States.

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Market Directories 

EPA Region 4 – Market Information

Provides information on recycling markets in the Southeast.

North Carolina Market Directory

A directory of market information in North Carolina.

Tennessee Markets Directory 

A directory of market information in Tennessee.

Measurement Tools

EPA – Recycling Measurement

EPA developed this Web site to help state and local government officials learn more about the standard methodology for measuring recycling rates.

Metals

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 

ISRI is the voice of the scrap recycling industry.

Aluminum recycling

Steel recycling

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Office Recycling

EPA – Office Products 

Information about recycling containers and waste receptacles for office recycling.

Earth 911 – Business

Provides numerous links, programs, and resources for recycling in the work place.

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Paper Recycling

EPA – Paper 

Information regarding resources, reports, and organizations involved in paper recycling.

American Forest and Paper Association

Information regarding recycled paper production.

Paper Recycles 

Statistics and information on paper recycling sponsored by the Paper Industry Association Council.

Pay As You Throw

EPA – Pay as You Throw 

An introduction to pay-as-you-throw services.

Earth 911 – Curbside Recycling

Provides facts sheets as well as numerous links, programs, and resources for curbside recycling.

PET

EPA – Plastics Recycling

Information on plastics recycling and the organizations dedicated to it.

Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

This Web site has been prepared to assist plastic bottle designers, fabricators, and packaging decision-makers in constructing bottles for a wide range of specific product applications that are also compatible with the broadest range of recycling.

Container Recycling Institute 

Contains information pertaining to the recycling of plastic, glass, and aluminum containers.

NAPCOR

NAPCOR facilitates polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic recycling and promotes its usage.PET is used in bottles and various food containers.

Plastics Resource

Information on plastics and the environment.Plastics Resource is part of the American Plastics Council and works with businesses and communities to promote plastic recycling opportunities.

Recycle It Now 

A site sponsored by America’s beverage companies to encourage container recycling and promote the recycling message.

Plastics 

EPA – Plastics Recycling

Information on plastics recycling and the organizations dedicated to it.

Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

This W eb site has been prepared to assist plastic bottle designers, fabricators and packaging decision-makers in constructing bottles for a wide range of specific product applications that are also compatible with the broadest range of recycling.

NAPCOR

NAPCOR facilitates polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic recycling and promotes its usage.PET is used in bottles and various food containers.

Plastics Resource

Information on plastics and the environment. Plastics Resource is part of the American Plastics Council and works with businesses and communities to promote plastic recycling opportunities. Includes a description of plastic resin codes.

Polystyrene Recycling

This site contains a map to help you identify the nearest and most convenient collection center for your foam.

Product Stewardship

EPA – Product Stewardship

This website highlights the latest developments in product stewardship and provides numerous links to other sources of information.

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) 

PSI works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.

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Recycled Content Products

Amazing Recycle Products

An online store for recycled content materials.

American Recycled Plastics
Recycled plastic products available for purchase.

Morningstar Trading

A collection of recycled content promotional materials.

Recycledproducts.com

A collection of recycled content promotional materials.

Signature Marketing

A collection of recycled content promotional materials.

Recycling

EPA Region 4 – Market Information

Provides information on recycling markets in the Southeast.

EPA – Consumer Tips

A resource for consumers to learn about reduction and reuse opportunities by month or topic.

EPA – Municipal Solid Waste

EPA information regarding promotion of the reuse and recycling of municipal solid waste.

America Recycles Day 

Organization committed to encouraging Americans to recycle and purchase recycled materials and products.

Curbside Value Partnership

The Curbside Value Partnership works with communities to educate residents and encourages participation in recycling in order to increase recycling rates. Primarily a resource for cities, waste haulers and material recovery facilities (MRFs).

Earth 911 

Provides numerous links, programs, and resources for recycling as well as fact sheets and a kids section.

Keep America Beautiful 

Keep America Beautiful provides sustainable solutions to improve the physical and visual aspects of community environments through litter prevention and waste reduction.

National Recycling Coalition

The National Recycling Coalition is a membership organization of recycling professionals and advocates dedicated to maximizing recycling.

Resource Recycling 

Contains periodicals and directories of North American recycling activities.

Reducing

EPA – Non-Hazardous Waste Reduction

Provides a definition of reduction and sources of information on it.

EPA – Hazardous Waste Reduction

The latest news and information on the National Waste Minimization Program.

EPA – Consumer TipsA resource for consumers to learn about reduction and reuse opportunities by month or topic.

Center for a New American Dream

The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment.

Regional Recycling Organization Websites

Carolina Recycling Association 

The all-in-one source for recycling in North and South Carolina.

Georgia Recycling Coalition 

A non-profit dedicated to promotion and enhancement of statewide recycling programs.

National Recycling Coalition

The National Recycling Coalition is a membership organization of recycling professionals and advocates dedicated to maximizing recycling.

Recycle Florida Today 

A professional association for individuals engaged in the business of recycling.

Southeast Recycling Development Council 

The council works to unite industry professionals, government agencies and individuals engaged in the business of recycling.

Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX)

This non-profit is a clearinghouse and repository for businesses and government agencies looking for information regarding recycling and solid waste. 

Tennessee Recycling Coalition 

A non-profit dedicated to promoting the adoption of recycling and waste reduction programs in the state of Tennessee. 

Resource Conservation Challenge

EPA – Resource Conservation Challenge

EPA identifies and provides resources for supporting four national priorities for the Resource Conservation Challenge.

Reusing

EPA - Non-Hazardous Waste Reduction EPA - Non Hazardous Waste Reduction

EPA plan for the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

EPA - Hazardous Waste Reduction

An outline of the National Waste Minimization Plan.

EPA – Tips for Reusing

Provides basic tips from the Consumer Handbook for reuse of everyday materials.

Center for a New American Dream

The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment.

Reusing and Recycling Industrial Materials

EPA - Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC)

Efficient materials management is one RCC priority.RCC seeks to have the entities that produce waste reduce the waste at its source, promote recycling of the waste, and encourage its beneficial reuse in an environmentally sound manner.

Coal combustion products

Construction and demolition debris

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Schools and Lesson Plans

EPA Region 4 – School Recycling

Resources for teachers and schools in the Southeast.

EPA Region 4 – School Chemical Cleanout Campaign 

Region 4 state information on the Cleanout program in schools and how to create your own cleanout program.

EPA – School Waste Reduction Tips 

EPA tips for a waste-less school year.

EPA – Student Resources 

A downloadable guide for use in schools regarding reduction and recycling to minimize waste.

Earth 911 – Teacher Resources

Provides access to games and activities, books and lesson plans, the Environmental News Network, and other tools to help students learn about the environment.

Keep America Beautiful 

Keep America Beautiful provides sustainable solutions to improve the physical and visual aspects of community environments through litter prevention and waste reduction.

Paper Recycles Tools for Teachers 

Provides a guide for school recycling as well as fun materials and tools for encouraging student participation in paper recycling.

South Carolina’s Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow 

Action for a cleaner tomorrow is an activity-based, interdisciplinary curriculum supplement that can serve as a starting place for incorporating basic environmental education in the classroom.

School Chemical Cleanout Campaign

EPA Region 4 – School Chemical Cleanout Campaign 

Region 4 state information on the Cleanout program in schools and how to create your own cleanout program.

Shingle Recycling

EPA – Roofs

EPA’s guide to information about roof materials recycling.

State and Local Recycling Contacts and Websites

AL

Karl Frost, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, State Recycling Office

Phone:(334) 242?5322

Email: karl.frost@adeca.alabama.gov

To find local recycling contacts, try Earth911.

FL 

Peter Goren, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Recycling Office

Phone: (850) 245-8714

Email:peter.goren@dep.state.fl.us

To find local recycling contacts, use Florida’s recycling contact directory or Earth 911.

GA 

Direct all residential recycling questions to:

Joe Dunlop, GeorgiaDepartment of Community Affairs, Office of Environmental Management

Phone:(404) 679?1598

Email:jdunlop@dca.state.ga.us

To find local recycling contacts, try Earth 911.

Direct all industrial or business recycling questions to:

Chuck Boelkins, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Pollution Prevention Assistance Division

Phone: (404) 651-5585

Email:chuck_boelkins@gadnr.org

To find local recycling contacts, try Earth 911.

KY

Sara Evans, Kentucky Division of Waste Management

Phone: (502) 564-6716

Email:sara.evans@ky.gov

To find local recycling facilities, use Kentucky’s recycling contact directory or try Earth 911.

MS 

Mark Williams, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Program

Phone:(601) 961-5304 

Email:Mark_Williams@deq.state.ms.us

To find local recycling contacts, try Earth 911.

NC

Scott Mouw, North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention & Environmental Assistance

Phone:(919) 715-6512

Email: scott.mouw@ncmail.net

To find local recycling contacts, use North Carolina’s recycling coordinator directory or Earth 911.

Locate local market information with North Carolina’s Market Directory.

Locate local material exchange information at North Carolina’s Waste Trader.

SC 

Richard Chesley, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling

Phone:(800) 768-7348

Email:cheslerl@dehc.sc.gov

Locate local material exchange information at South Carolina’s Materials Exchange.

To find local recycling contacts, try Earth 911.

TN 

Larry Christley, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Phone: (615) 532-0744
Email: larry.christley@state.tn.us

Locate local market information with Tennessee’s Markets Directory. 

Locate local material exchange information with Tennessee’s Materials Exchange. 

To find local recycling contacts, try Earth 911.

Steel Recycling

EPA – Metals 
EPA’s link to organizations committed to metal recycling (i.e., steel), as well as information regarding metal recycling and statistics.

Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) 
SRI is an industry association that promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products. SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business, and ultimately the consumer about the benefits of steel's infinite recycling cycle.

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Textiles

EPA – Textile Recycling
The 2.5 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste represents 10 pounds for every person in the United States.

EPA – Carpet Recycling 
Information and guidelines about carpet manufacturing and the importance of collecting and recycling used carpet. 

Council for Textile Recycling
The trade association representing one of the oldest and most established of the recycling industries.

Tires

EPA Region 4 – Scrap Tires
Information about scrap tire management in the Southeast.

EPA – Rubber 
State tire information, organizations, and resources for recycling.

Rubber Manufacturers of America
Rubber Manufacturers of America is the national trade association for the rubber products industry.

Rubber Pavement Association
This organization is dedicated to increasing the use of recycled tires in asphalt paving.

Scrap Tire News

Scrap Tire News is a 14-year old publication devoted to providing news and information about tire and rubber recycling.

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Used Oil

EPA – Used Motor Oil 
Includes case studies and information about the benefits of used oil recycling and how to do it.


Earth 911 - Used Motor Oil Recycling
Learn how to properly handle and dispose of used motor oil.

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Waste Exchange

EPA – Exchange 
Information regarding national and international waste exchanges as well as state-specific exchanges.

Earth 911 - Waste Exchange
Enter your zip code in upper left menu bar for additional available state/local resources.

North Carolina Waste Trader

South Carolina’s Materials Exchange
South Carolina’s material exchange service is free to use.

Tennessee’s Materials Exchange
Tennessee’s material exchange service is free to use.

WasteWise

EPA - WasteWise 
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program helping U.S. organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste to benefit the bottom line and the environment.

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Yard Waste

EPA – Region 4 Composting 
Lists Southeastern state resources for composting information.

EPA – Composting 

Information pertaining to the use of composting as a solution to organic wastes.

EPA – Composting Products
EPA information for procuring agencies regarding recommended recovered material content.

BioCycle Magazine
The latest research on composting process control and end product quality.

Composting Council
The Composting Council is involved in research, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets, and the enlistment of public support.

Earth 911 – Composting 
Provides information on how and where to compost, the benefits of composting, and natural lawn care management for your home.

Master Composter 
Provides tips and instructions for all types of home composting.

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