What to Recycle?

Holiday Light Recycling

Holiday string lights, working or non-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM’s Organic Market, 9801 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park. The string lights are collected for recycling beginning in December and continuing through early January.

Please remove lights from bags/packaging and place them in the designated holiday lights recycling bin in the lobby when you enter MOM’s Organic Market.

Battery Recycling

During the holidays, many batteries are replaced. Please be sure to recycle them properly.

All batteries can and should be recycled. If batteries, especially lithium-based ones, are thrown into the trash, they can cause a spark that could endanger individuals and surrounding property. Certain batteries, such as Nickel Cadmium rechargeable, can contaminate the environment if not properly disposed of. Some people actually reuse these materials, however since they have to wait for people to recycle the materials and have it go through a certain process they prefer getting them in bulk, like from a nickel 200 supplier. Batteries contain valuable elements, and recycling them can reduce the need to mine for virgin materials. Reclaimed materials from recycled batteries can be reused in other products. Consumer awareness is key to changing behavior and ensuring more batteries are recycled correctly and aren’t in landfills.

MOMs Organic Market and IKEA accept single-use batteries. Home Depot and Lowes accept rechargeable batteries.

Styrofoam Recycling

A drop-off container is at the entrance to Public Works for block Styrofoam recycling. Only block Styrofoam is accepted in the white cart. No peanuts, cups, plates, or egg cartons are allowed.