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Recycling Mystery: Latex Paint

Patti Toews knows a thing or two about paint. For …

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Do You Have Hazardous Waste in Your House?

If you’ve painted your house, refinished your floors, or switched …

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5 Best Products to Pick Up at Your Local Swap Shop

Attention, Freecyclers. You may be missing out on one of the best options to pick up free products: your local household hazardous waste (HHW) product exchange room. The name doesn’t sound very glamorous, which is why many are nicknamed swap shops……

Illinois Considers New Fee on Paint to Fund Recycling

Under new legislation being debated on state House and Senate floors, Illinois could tack a new fee on the cost of paint to help fund a paint recycling program.

5 Materials from Your Home Repair You Should Recycle

Anyone familiar with home repair can tell you that there is usually some kind of debris left over. No matter what the project, anytime something new goes in, something old is discarded.

Check out five common items that often end up wasted, and…

A Reader Asks: What Do I Do With Nail Polish?

Nail polish is a tricky thing – and we’re not talking about a clean paint job on your fingers and toes. Recently, an Earth911 reader, dubbed “Puzzled in Phoenix,” submitted a video question asking our editors what to do with…

Sorting For a Speedy Recovery From Irene

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. Hurricane season hits the Atlantic and Gulf coasts every year from June to November. For these six…

EPA Cleans Up Joplin Tornado Debris

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set up a special drop-off location in Joplin, Mo., to collect appliances, electronics and household hazardous waste (HHW), as part of its clean-up efforts after the city’s devastating tornado on May 22…….

Pediatricians Demand Chemical Law Reform

Innocent until proven guilty is right for the justice system, but not for hazardous chemicals, says the American Academy of Pediatricians. In statement released Monday, the AAP condemned the current Toxic Substances Control Act, which relies on…