today i happened across a helpful site dedicated to recycling: earth911.com. it's full of lots of information, articles and links, but the finest feature by far is the search engine that helps you to recycle (almost) anything locally, as long as facilities exist. i was searching for a place to take all of my plastics at the end of "trash watch november," since our recycling company only accepts #1 & #2 plastics. with the help of this site, i found dozens of facilities that accept plastics #1-7, the closest being only a few miles from my house.
searchable categories include: paper, metal, hazardous materials, plastics, glass, electronics, household, garden and construction materials. click here to get to the site.