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Common Recycling Questions

Dear Eartha, I’m just getting into the habit of recycling, and I have a few questions for you. Do I need to rinse out containers before I put them in the recycling bin? Can I recycle aluminum foil? Do I need to remove caps before recycling bottles? Dustin, Montezuma Thanks for asking, Dustin. These are […]

Ask Eartha: What Should I Know About Radon?

Dear Eartha, Some of my neighbors have tested for radon in their homes and are now working to remedy issues they have found. What should I know about radon, and when should I take action? Stacy, Breckenridge The first thing to know about radon is that it’s a carcinogenic gas, responsible for roughly 20,000 lung […]

How to Mitigate Post-Holiday Waste

Dear Eartha, My family had a great holiday, but we have some gift items that we’d like to return. What happens to those returns when I take them back to the store? Happy new year, Holly! We’re so glad that you asked this question because returning unwanted goods to the store can have a major […]

Can You Recycle Wrapping Paper?

Hi, Eartha, I’m wondering how we should dispose of our wrapping paper this holiday season? One of the joys of the holiday season is giving! However, all that “giving” is traditionally wrapped for surprise which can have unfortunate effects on the environment if paper is not properly disposed of. Did you know, the average American […]