Green Minute: Recycling mistakes

There might be some 'green mistakes' you're making when it comes to recycling. News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen gives us some tips to become better at

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen gives us some tips

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen gives us some tips to become better at recycling.

WOODBURY - There might be some 'green mistakes' you're making when it comes to recycling. News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen gives us some tips to become better at recycling.

Recycling a pizza box is a nice thought, but not all boxes can go in the recycle bin. Even though the materials in the pizza box may be recyclable the grease from the pizza makes this a no-go in most of our recycling centers.

Washing your car at home might not be good for the planet because it uses two to three times more water than a car wash and the chemical runoff can find its way into the waterways.

When switching light bulbs don't throw away the old one, as CFL bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, which is toxic, and can hurt the environment if they end up at the dump.

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Green Minute: Recycling

Nassau County:
Town of Hempstead - (516) 378-4210
Town of North Hempstead - (516) 869-6311
Town of Glen Cove - (516) 676-4853
Town of Oyster Bay - (516) 677-5935
Town of Long Beach - (516)-432-3132

Suffolk County: 
Town of Babylon - (631) 249-9346 
Town of Brookhaven - (631)-451-8696
Town of East Hampton - (631)-324-7191
Town of Islip - (631) 595-3422
Town of Riverhead - (631) 727-3200
Town of Smithtown - (631) 269-6600 
Town of Southold - (631) 734-7685
Town of Southampton - (631)-283-5210

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