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“The RecycleCT Foundation, Inc. targets and promotes the coordination and support of research and education activities and public information programs aimed at increasing the rate of recycling and reuse in the state.” This site also has two helpful reference tools. The RecycleCT Wizard where you can check to see if/how to recycle or dispose of items and the quick reference What’s In, What’s Out guide to single stream recycling. Learn Here

Bye Bye Mattress:

“The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), operates Bye Bye Mattress and assists the mattress industry with fulfilling its legal obligations to support and administer the program. MRC educates the mattress industry about recycling laws, assists retailers and manufacturers with their registration and reporting requirements, and works closely with local governments and waste management professionals.” Learn More about Programs Here in CT


“It’s more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Connecticut. Since the start of the Connecticut paint stewardship program in July 2013, PaintCare has set up 150 drop-off sites in Connecticut where the public can take unwanted, leftover paint for recycling. Most of these sites are at paint retailers (paint and hardware stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and they are available to any household and business in Connecticut. These stores accept paint whenever they are open for business.” Find a drop off location  Here


Convenient Residential Electronics Recycling Drop off & Events in a Neighborhood Near You! Find a location Here

Thermostat Recycling Corporation:

Traditional circular thermostats contain several grams of liquid mercury. These thermostats should not be placed in the regular trash or recycling. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation established a recycling program to recover and recycle mercury thermostats. Learn More Here

Links Friends of Paine’s recommend:

→Did you know plastic film cannot go into the curbside recycle barrel

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→Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy

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→A Consumer’s Guide to Electronic Recycling

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→A Green Guide to Selling, Donating and Recycling Old Clothing

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→Tuck – A Mattress Disposal Guide

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→ Info-graphic (2012) – The Trash One Person Produces in a Year

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