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== Recycling by category == == Recycling by category ==
-'''Computers'''+'''Athletic Shoes'''
-*You can donate used computers to the [http://www.cristina.org/ National Cristina Foundation].+*[http://www.nike.com/nikebiz/nikebiz.jhtml?page=27&cat=reuseashoe Nike] Recycles used sneakers into padded flooring for children's playyards.
-*[http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_you_can_do/recycle/computers.htm Oxfam]+
-See: [http://www.ehow.com/how_9173_recycle-used-computers.html How to Recycle Used Computers] at eHow.com+'''Automobiles'''
 +*[http://www.junkmycar.com/ Junk My Car] will remove junk cars for free
 +*[http://www.donateacar.com/ Donate a Car] is a database of charities that will accept your tax deductible car donation
 + 
 +'''Batteries'''
 +Since some [[batteries]] contain hazardous chemicals, they should be seperated out from your other trash and placed in the battery section at your local landfill.
 +*Batteries can be dropped off at some Radio Shacks, Staples and Home Depots for recycling.
 +*Most auto parts stores will accept car, boat and motorcycle batteries for recycling.
 + 
 +'''Bed Linens'''
 +Most pet shelters need blankets, sheets and towels. Remember pet shelters also need office equipment and supplies.
'''Cell phones''' '''Cell phones'''
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*You can drop a phone off at the [http://www.thebodyshop.com Body Shop] and other locations. *You can drop a phone off at the [http://www.thebodyshop.com Body Shop] and other locations.
-'''Printer cartridges'''+'''Clothes'''
-*Staples and Office Depot accept used printer cartridges for recycling.+*[http://www.clothesoffourback.org/ Clothes off our Backs] auctions celebrity's clothes for charities
 +*[http://www.dressforsuccess.org/ Dress for Success] provides donated business clothes to low-income women for employment and job interviews.
-See:[http://www.ehow.com/how_9166_recycle-laser-ink.html How to Recycle Laser and Ink-Jet Printer Cartridges] at eHow.com+'''Computers'''
 +*You can donate used computers to the [http://www.cristina.org/ National Cristina Foundation].
 +*[http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_you_can_do/recycle/computers.htm Oxfam]
-'''Items with mercury''' (old thermometers, some bug zappers)+See: [http://www.ehow.com/how_9173_recycle-used-computers.html How to Recycle Used Computers] at eHow.com
-*Take to a hazardous waste facility.+ 
 +'''Construction Materials'''
 +*[http://www.habitat.org/local/ Habitat for Humanity] donate construction materials and tools to Habitat for Humanity. What they don't use building homes they will sell with the proceeds to benefit new home funds.
'''Eyeglasses''' '''Eyeglasses'''
*The Lion's Club[http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/vision_eyeglass_centers.shtml] re-distributes used eyeglasses. Can be dropped off at Lenscrafters[http://www.lenscrafters.com/] stores and other locations. *The Lion's Club[http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/vision_eyeglass_centers.shtml] re-distributes used eyeglasses. Can be dropped off at Lenscrafters[http://www.lenscrafters.com/] stores and other locations.
 +
 +'''Farmer's Market Supplies'''
 +Take used plant pots, bedding trays, egg cartons and strawberry baskets to your local farmers market. Vendors are always looking to save money on their supplies.
 +
 +'''Items with mercury''' (old thermometers, some bug zappers)
 +*Take to a hazardous waste facility.
 +
 +'''Printer cartridges'''
 +*Staples and Office Depot accept used printer cartridges for recycling.
 +
 +See:[http://www.ehow.com/how_9166_recycle-laser-ink.html How to Recycle Laser and Ink-Jet Printer Cartridges] at eHow.com
== References == == References ==

Revision as of 01:11, 12 May 2006

Recycling is the third and last method of waste reduction after reduce and reuse and part of the workflow of every household.

Recycling by category

Athletic Shoes

  • Nike Recycles used sneakers into padded flooring for children's playyards.

Automobiles

  • Junk My Car will remove junk cars for free
  • Donate a Car is a database of charities that will accept your tax deductible car donation

Batteries Since some batteries contain hazardous chemicals, they should be seperated out from your other trash and placed in the battery section at your local landfill.

  • Batteries can be dropped off at some Radio Shacks, Staples and Home Depots for recycling.
  • Most auto parts stores will accept car, boat and motorcycle batteries for recycling.

Bed Linens Most pet shelters need blankets, sheets and towels. Remember pet shelters also need office equipment and supplies.

Cell phones

Clothes

Computers

See: How to Recycle Used Computers at eHow.com

Construction Materials

  • Habitat for Humanity donate construction materials and tools to Habitat for Humanity. What they don't use building homes they will sell with the proceeds to benefit new home funds.

Eyeglasses

  • The Lion's Club[1] re-distributes used eyeglasses. Can be dropped off at Lenscrafters[2] stores and other locations.

Farmer's Market Supplies Take used plant pots, bedding trays, egg cartons and strawberry baskets to your local farmers market. Vendors are always looking to save money on their supplies.

Items with mercury (old thermometers, some bug zappers)

  • Take to a hazardous waste facility.

Printer cartridges

  • Staples and Office Depot accept used printer cartridges for recycling.

See:How to Recycle Laser and Ink-Jet Printer Cartridges at eHow.com

References

How to Recycle Anything by Amanda MacMillan, Prevention Magazine, April 2006

External links

State of California Waste Prevention and Recycling at Home

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