- Take the recycling back home with you. This option can be hard if you have very much and near impossible if you are flying but if it's a short car trip it may be doable.
- Ask the hotel if they offer recycling. Many hotels now recycle and either have bins in the room or if you call down they can tell you where a bin is. Some also will tell you just to leave it on the counter with a note for housekeeping and they will take care of you.
- You can find a local drop-off. Many cities have drop-offs for recycling. You can find out where one is with Earth911.com. You can use the website or their app iRecycle to find where you can recycle items.
- Recycle at Target. Target now offers some recycling so that can be an option while you are away. They offer recycling for cans, glass plastic bottles, plastic bags, MP3 players, ink cartridges and cell phones.
- Recycle #5 plastic at Whole Foods. Whole Foods has recycling for #5 plastic if you end up with any on your trip or have some at home to bring with you.
Between all of these options you can likely recycle at least some of your waste while you are away from home. And don't forget to bring reusable water bottles and bags so you have less to recycle in the first place.
Do you recycle when on vacation? If so what have you found to be the easiest way to do so?
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