Frank

Frank

Authority of “Other”

The expert in the “Other” category – things that don’t fit in the plastic, glass, metal, paper or cardboard category. Frank specializes in batteries, rope, paint, clothes, mattresses and many other things. He is categorically nonspecific yet exceptionally open-minded. Celebrates “Other’s Day.” Collector of oddities and antiques found while trash-picking. Favorite thing to say: “I’m not like the others – I love the others.”

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Frank’s Rules for Recycling Other

Check the rules for what recyclables are accepted in your local program.

Check the rules for what recyclables are accepted in your local program.

Batteries don’t belong in the trash or curbside recycling

Batteries don’t belong in the trash or curbside recycling. Look for nearby drop-off or mail-in opportunities at Michigan Recycling Directory or Earth911.

Drop-off locations are available for clean plastic foam (commonly, if erroneously, referred to as Styrofoam) in some areas.

Check with these city and county resources for upcoming recycling events for household materials like paint, clothes, mattresses and more.

Items that are contaminated by food

Items that are contaminated by food residue are not accepted in recycling, whether curbside or drop-off!

Rope, twine and wire cannot be recycled at local recycling centers — they clog machinery (“tanglers”).

Needles, syringes and other medical devices

Needles, syringes and other medical devices need to be dropped off for everyone’s safety. Find a location now.

Electronics don’t belong in your curbside

Electronics don’t belong in your curbside recycling, but they can be recycled! Check with the manufacturer, local recycling events, recycling companies specializing in electronics or electronics retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

CFL light bulbs

Did you know CFL lightbulbs contain a small amount of mercury? Check here for safe drop-off locations since they don’t belong in the trash or the curbside recycling.


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What Frank is listening to

Life isn’t always about recycling. It’s about life – hanging out with your raccoon friends, napping in attic spaces, rummaging through dumpsters, engaging in nocturnal capers and, of course, obsessing about recycling. But no matter how you live your life, you need cool music to go with it.

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