Sunday, February 15, 2009

10 Things you didn't know you can RECYCLE :)

1: Appliances: There are many stores now a days that will recycle your old appliance when you purchase a new one. You can also recycle them at, or

2: Athletic Shoes: One World Running sends good condition shoes to those in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti.

3: Batteries:

4:Clothes: You can donate good condition clothes to your local Goodwill. Good condition woman's business clothing can be donated to Dress for Success, a nonprofit that gives them to low-income women as they search for jobs. Another option, offer them to local animal boarding and shelter facilities, which often use them for bedding.

5: Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL): IKEA recycles them You can also order a Sylvania Recycle Pack

6: Computers and Electronics: Go to

7: Foam packing peanuts: Your local pack and ship store will likely accept these for resuse. Or call the the Plastic Loose Fill Producers council to find a drop-off site 800.828.2214. For Foam Blocks contact Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers 410.451.8340,

8: Ink/Toner cartridges:

9: Oil: Find used motor oil hotlines for each state:

10: Phones: Collective good will refurbish your phone and sell it to someone in a developing country Call to Protect reprograms cell phones to dial 911 and gives them to domestic violence victims: