Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment. There are many benefits to recycling such as saving energy, creating jobs, and reducing pollution. Aluminum, plastic, glass, and cardboard are some examples of things that can be recycled. Items like batteries and chemicals cannot be recycled in the normal recycling containers, instead they should be taken to a Hazardous Waste Program. Visit What Goes Where for help on choosing what and where to recycle. Bottles and cans can also be recycled at CRV Buyback Centers for cash. Visit CalRecyclefor a list of local CRV Buyback Centers. You can also help recycle by purchasing items that were made from other recycled materials.