Recycling Resources

General Resources

Earth911.com
Earth911.com is a national one-stop shop for all information about reducing your impact, reusing what you've got and recycling your waste.
Plastic 101
Useful guide developed by Earth911 to give you the lowdown on each number of plastics (1 through 7) and what they're used for.
RecycleNOW Media Center
A respository of articles on recycling from various news sources.

Hard to Recycle Info

Reuse and Recycling Guide
Developed by Mount Airy Greening Net (MAGNet), this site is an A to Z guide of information about where to take those tough-to-recycle items.
Recycling Services, Inc.
Recycling drop-off center in Pottstown, PA that will accept and recycle hard-to-recycle materials.
PA DEP Recycling Markets Search Page
Information for companies, institutions, organizations and individuals to locate outlets for various recyclable materials. This database includes listings of Pennsylvania Brokers, Processors, Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and End Users of recyclable materials.

Multimedia Resources

The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. Watch the trailer below then visit the website for the entire video.
Single Stream: Recycling Made Easy
Produced by Blue Mountain Recycling, a Philadelphia-based recycling facility, this video gives a great overview of how recycling is handled once it leaves your house.

Commercial Recycling

Recycling Advocate's Toolkit
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
Waste News

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Philadelphia Streets Department Household Hazardous Waste Events

E-Waste Recycling

PA Electronics Recycling Directory
Basel Action Network
e-Stewards
Elemental, Inc.
EPA's eCycling site
Cell phone, PDA, digital camera, or iPod recycling for charity
Phones for Life, Inc.

Recycling and Climate Change

Stop Trashing the Climate Report
This report documents the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting, dispels myths about the climate benefits of landfill gas recovery and waste incineration, outlines policies needed to effect change, and offers a roadmap for how to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within a short period.

Compost

Philly Compost
The Biodegradable Products Institute
Converted Organics
How to Compost