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Apps to help you recycle

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People rely on their smartphones and other electronic gadgets for a number of reasons.

Did you know one of them can help you be more environmentally-conscious?

These days there are a variety of mobile apps available for download which can make going green easy by providing information such as where to find local recycling facilities, what can and can’t go in the recycling bin, and what products are more environmentally-friendly for your household purchases. There are even apps for children to teach them about proper waste sorting and disposal.

With the iRecycle app, for instance, iPhone and Android users can find out how, where and when to recycle almost anything. Wondering where to take your old cell phones or batteries? iRecycle can help. Should that old pizza box go in the recycling bin or the trash? iRecycle can help with that too.

By downloading the location-based RecycleNation app, users can search for recycling locations, find places to mail in items for recycling, share recycling tips with friends and family, as well as view and track their environmental impact.

Kids can learn how to be better stewards of the earth with the interactive Race to Recycle app. According to the description, kids can follow alongside a recycling truck on recycling day, help the driver pick up recycling cans, and go to the recycling sorting center to unload the truck and sort the items by paper, glass, metal or plastic.

Want help making better decisions while out shopping? The GoodGuide app helps consumers choose personal care, cosmetic, and household products based on their environmental impact by scanning barcodes.

Being more environmentally-conscious can be as easy as the tap of a button. Get started today by finding an app that works for you.

Elgin Recycling : 5114 Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake IL : 847.741.4100 : http://www.elginrecycling.com

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