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.”Watch Video
Frank’s Rules for Recycling Other
Check the rules for what recyclables are accepted in your local program.
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”).
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.
Did you know CFL lightbulbs contain a small amount of mercury? Check the Michigan Recycling Directory and Local Household Hazardous Waste Collection for drop off locations, since they don’t belong in the trash or the curbside recycling.
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.Listen to Playlist