Garbage and Waste

Biocycle , published since 1960, this magazine is devoted to news and info about recycling trash into usable products. Four years of issues have a table of contents available, and in each issue some articles can be read online.

National Onsite Water Recycling Association , professional organization of folks interested in onsite waste water recycling. Has info on managing a septic tank, links, newsletter.

Home use of gray water , article discusses pros and cons of recycling your own gray water (wash water) for uses such as toilet flushing and plant irrigation.

The internet consumer recycling guide , good links, plus the world’s shortest recycling guide , easy to understand, basic, covers all the bases. Remember, if you don’t buy recycled products, you aren’t recycling.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation , keeping nicad batteries out of the waste stream.

Recycle City , fun and informative site from the EPA

Recyclers World , a world wide trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used & surplus items or materials.

Reduce Garbage, Eliminate Landfills , a very nice personal page with lots of ideas about how to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost, Sell, Donate, Collect… Just don’t throw it out! Saving our earth starts with YOU!!!” Has an interesting “boot camp” section to help newbies get up to speed and analyze their trash habits.

Garbage and Recycling , Explorer Club kids page from the EPA.

Ten things you can do with a cardboard box , also from Journey to Forever.

Dumpster Diving , from Pat Veretto, guide to Frugal Living. Your humble webservant is a veteran dumpster diver, and the thing I always say about it is this: “The hardest thing about dumpster diving is getting into the dumpster the first time.” Talk about amazing things that some people throw away!

Zero Waste Alliance , an alliance of businesses, governments, universities, and other such organizations exploring zero waste as a means of cutting costs and protecting the environment.

Sewage Sludge homepage , get the real “scoop” on what’s coming out of our sewage treatment plants.