My Independent Research project at Monroe's STEM Academy is on the topic of recycling - how much Monroe residents recycle, and if they don't recycle what can be done to help them recycle more.
My survey of many Monroe residents showed that there is sometimes confusion about how and where to recycle, especially when it comes to special items that are not picked up weekly. Also, special items such as automobile waste can usually only be brought to the town facility only on certain days and times that may be inconvenient for some residents.
As part of my project, I would like to raise awareness about several public places that are open almost every day and can accept many items for recycling. If residents are aware of other places besides the ones I have listed, I hope they will mention them in the comments.
Thank you for recycling!
7th grade - STEM
- Target: aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers, plastic bags, MP3 players, cell phones and ink cartridges
- Best Buy: Tube TVs and monitors up to 32", flat-panel TVs and monitors up to 60", peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, and cables; Desktop or laptop computers; Small electronics, fans and vacuums
- Radio Shack: will accept electronics trade-ins - visit http://radioshack.cexchange.com/online/home/index.rails for more information
- Advance Auto Parts: accepts automotive waste including car batteries and any car fluid including motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, anti-freeze, etc.
- Monroe Pack & Ship, 500 Monroe Turnpike: styrofoam packing peanuts
- Monroe Town Hall and various local optometrists: old eyeglasses
- U-Haul and other moving companies will often accept used moving boxes in good condition
- All local grocery stores and many large retailers accept plastic shopping bags for recycling