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What Can Be Composted, Recycled, and Thrown Away

Compost, Recycle, or Trash? Part One

This April, honor thy mother earth as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Since I've been learning some new things about composting lately, I want to test your trash smarts. I'll give you an item, and you tell me whether it should be composted, recycled, or tossed in the trash.

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Let's start with a simple one: newspaper

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Cork

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Coat hangers

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Fireplace ashes

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Milk cartons

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