Green Minute: Recycling mistakes

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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