Lynn recycled, 22.8 tons of bottles, cans and paper through September 2017. However, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Items such as fluorescent lightbulbs, cleaning chemicals, oils, greases and electronics cannot be thrown in the trash and require special attention. See this article, “How to Recycle Anything,” for some guidance on ways to recycle difficult items, many of which can be found in your home. For household hazardous waste, check out the Solid Waste Authority.