Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Recycling Ideas for Household Items

Appliances: Many stores will recycle your old appliance when you purchase a new one. Goodwill accepts working appliances.  You can go to www.goodwill.org or you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle them at www.recycle-steel.org

Athletic shoes: One World Running will send still-wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti www.oneworldrunning.com  Nike's Reuse-ashoe program turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring: www/nikereuseashoe.com

Batteries: Contact www.batteryrecycling.com

Clothes: Wearable clothes can go to your local Goodwill outlet or shelter.  Donate wearable women's business clothing to the nonprofit Dress for Success, which gives them to low-income women as they search for jobs:  www.dressforsuccess.org  Offer unwearable clthes to local animal bedding and shelter facilities, which often use them as pet bedding.

Compact Flourescent bulbs: You can order a Sylvania RecyclePak:  www.sylvania,com/recycle/recyclepak

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