What are the top 10 things to recycle in your home?

Recycling in your home isn't restricted to the kitchen! Do your part in every room of the house.

  1. Newspaper
  2. Tissue box
  3. Magazine
  4. Shampoo bottles (some recycled plastics become car parts, reusable kitchenware and more)
  5. Soap boxes
  6. Toilet paper roll
  7. Food boxes
  8. Food cans (steel is continuously recyclable. When recycled it can become a bike, a bridge or back to a can again!)
  9. Milk jug
  10. Soda cans (today's aluminum cans have about 68% recycled content)
  11. EXTRA CREDIT: Plastic bags and wrap - Recyclable yes, just not in your curbside bin. Take to a retailer near you.

The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash and recyclables per day that adds up to 250 million tons per year in the U.S.