Yes ring carriers can be included in local recycling programs and wherever #4 LDPE or mixed plastics are collected. This is the most environmental friendly way to recycle your rings. In the event they are accidentally discarded they are fully photodegradable.
The machine requires a simple standard 110 v non-GFI wall outlet. The machine does not use pneumatics. Voltage: 110-120 VAC, Service amps: 12 @ 110 VAC.