We all know about recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum. Here is a list of 10 recyclable things you may not have known about.
- Athletic Shoes:
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. You can also offer unwearable clothes, blankets, and sheets to local animal boarding and shelter facilities, which often use them as pet bedding.
- Compact flourescent bulbs (CFL):
- Computers and Electronics:
To find the most responsible recyclers go to ban.org.
- Foam Packing Peanuts:
Your local pack-and-ship store will likely accept these for reuse. Or call the Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council at 800-828-2214 to find a drop-off site. For places to drop off foam blocks for recycling, contact the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers at 410-451-8340.
- Ink/Toner cartridges:
Find used motor oil hotlines for each state at recycleoil.org.
source: Green America Today