How to Dispose of Everything, Including Old Cell Phones, Mattresses, and Batteries

How to Dispose of Everything, Including Old Cell Phones, Mattresses, and Batteries

by Admin, February 4, 2019

The average American produces 4.48 pounds of trash per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and only 34% of that waste gets recycled. While most of us know to put our cans and bottles in the blue bins, when it comes to appliances, electronics, old medications, and other unused items, disposal can get a little tricker.

A solid first step: Try donating items in good, working condition to nonprofits like Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, or local charities; or list them on Craigslist, eBay, or even Facebook. But if it’s time your items really hit the curb, here’s what to do …

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