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Hillsborough County rolls out new trash cans

If you live in Hillsborough County, it's time to talk trash. Beginning next week, the county will start delivering new trash carts and recycle carts, moving from an all hands on system to an automated one.Full story

U.S. will join EU's case against Russia's auto recycling fee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to join the European Union in a World Trade Organization case that challenges a Russian auto recycling fee program as an illegal trade barrier against imported cars, the top U.S. trade official said on Thursday. Full story

Analysis: Fracking water's dirty little secret - recycling

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The oil and gas industry is finding that less is more in the push to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing. Slightly dirty water, it seems, does just as good a job as crystal clear when it comes to making an oil or gas well work. Full story

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  Recycling old gadgets can reduce pollution

Electronic devices are ending up in landfills causing environmental damage. NBC's Chris Clackum reports on the need for more recycling options for old electronic devices.

  Recycling gadgets to save environment

Recycling old gadgets shows the be both the green and legal option as simply tossing outdated devices is illigal in many states. NBC News' Mark Barger reports.

  How much does recycling divert from a landfill?

How many trees are saved with recycled paper? How much soda does the average person consume in a day while working? Along with Adam Werbach of yerdle, TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb test viewers’ knowledge for Earth Week.

  New York City gets a recycling makeover

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is announcing a change to the way every New Yorker throws out their trash, making plastic takeout containers recyclable for the first time. The change will help save the earth and save the city money at the same time. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner reports.

  Mother accused of murder after missing boy's remains are found

Police say the body of missing 3-year-old Cleveland, Ohio boy Emiliano Terry was found in trash bags at the Waste Management recycling center in Oakwood.

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epa03769362 A handout photograph released by West Midlands Fire Service on showing West Midland firefighters tackling a large blaze at a recycling plant called J & A Young, Dartmouth Road, Smethwick, central England on 01 July 2013. Reports state that more than 150 firefighters and 35 fire appliance

Smoke from a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick rises behind buildings in Birmingham City centre, central England
Smoke from a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick rises behind buildings in Birmingham City centre, central England

Smoke from a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick rises behind buildings in Birmingham City centre, central England July 1, 2013. Firefighters are tackling the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and the factory unit has claimed that the plastic materials were first set al

A woman covers her mouth as she looks at a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick, central England
A woman covers her mouth as she looks at a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick, central England

A woman covers her mouth as she looks at a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick, central England July 1, 2013. Firefighters are tackling the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and the factory unit has claimed that the plastic materials were first set alight by falling pap