Green Minute: Recycling mistakes

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen gives us some tips to become better at recycling. (4/23/14)

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.

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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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