Photo by James Baigrie

From aerosol cans to zippered plastic bags, Real Simple tells you how to recycle everything.

We should mention that surplus building materials, which aren’t included on the list, can also be recycled. Build it Green NYC is one such organization whose efforts have kept 450 tons of salvaged and surplus building materials from landfills. They carry everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators to movie props at their Queens warehouse for sale at deeply discounted prices. Click here for other reuse organizations in the New York City area.