Beware! How 10 Dangerous Materials Are Recycled

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Trash is always messy, but what happens when recycling gets downright dangerous? From heavy metals to undetonated explosives, check out the ways Americans are recycling perilous materials into useful new products.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.

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  • Doug wendell

    I have some creosoted railroad ties that were used in a retaining wall. Are these considered hazardous? Where can they be disposed of?