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Dear Recycle Lady, Is there any advantage to using dryer balls as compared to single-use dryer sheets? Washer Woman Dear Washer Woman, While not as energy efficient as drying clothes outside on a clothesline, there are several efficiencies to using dryer balls over single-use, throwaway dryer sheets. The dryer balls...

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Dear Recycle Lady, What is green banking? Want to Know Dear Want to Know, According to www.bankexamstoday.com, green banking means promoting environmently friendly practices and reducing carbon footprints from your banking activities. It provides sustainable financial services, such as paperless statements and deposits and electronic products and services. Several new...

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Dear Recycle Lady | June 18, 2022

Dear Recycle Lady, I have a #2 white Clorox bottle that is totally covered with a plastic label. Must this label be removed before the bottle can be recycled? Brighter With Clorox Dear Brighter with Clorox, Plastic labels on plastic bottles do not need to be removed unless “Remove Label...

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Dear Recycle Lady, Yesterday I opened an 80% chocolate bar and the aluminum foil wrapping the chocolate was silver on the inside and gold on the outside. Is colored aluminum foil recyclable? Love Chocolate Dear Love Chocolate, Aluminum foil of any color will recycle. Just be sure it is clean...

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Dear Recycle Lady, I am trying to recycle an empty can of cleanser. It is made of cardboard and has a metal top and bottom, both of which I cut off with a sharp knife. I was able to remove the cardboard remaining on the metal bottom, but not the...

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Dear Recycle Lady, Last week you wrote about recycling greeting cards. What about cards that talk or play music? Can they be recycled? Must the speaker and batteries be removed? Greetings Abound   Dear Greetings Abound, Greeting cards that talk or play music can be recycled only if the entire...

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Dear Recycle Lady, What is No Mow May? I understand it has to do with increasing the bee population. We Need Bees Dear We Need Bees, No Mow May very definitely is about helping bees and other pollinators. By not mowing your lawn in the month of May, and allowing...

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Dear Recycle Lady, Are the small containers (3.5 inches) of flavoring for bottles of water recyclable?  They are grey plastic, and the top is smaller than the bottom. Likes Flavored Water Dear Likes Flavored Water, Thanks for asking and not just putting it in the recycle bin hoping that it...

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Dear Readers, Let’s celebrate Earth Day this Friday, Apr. 22. Come and join us at the Recycling Center’s Open House, 450 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte. Enjoy a tour of the facility from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employees will be there to answer questions and show you around. Free hot dogs...

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Hi, Recycle Lady, I use eggshells to fertilize irises and roses. I rinse the shells, let them dry, and then break them into little pieces. Looking Forward to Earth Day Dear Looking Forward to Earth Day, I love your suggestions for reusing eggshells to fertilize your roses. Eggshells contain minerals...

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