With all this time home due to the COVID-19 virus, I have undertaken to organize all the photographs I have collected over the past years. I have lots of duplicates. Can they be recycled? ~Organizer

Dear Organizer,

No, I am sorry to say, photographs cannot be recycled. According to Keenforgreen.com, photographs contain silver, mercury, and selenium, all of which are considered hazardous waste and cannot be recycled. Perhaps you could make a collage and send it to younger family members. Be sure to identify everyone in the photograph and include dates, if possible. Readers, do you have any ideas for Organized? If so, I am happy to print them. I am sure everyone has duplicate photographs in drawers and will need to do something with them.