We all know about recycling newspapers, phone books, 2-liter bottles, and cans, so today we are going to offer some tips about how to recycle other “every day” items in your home.
Cell Phones: Fewer than 20% of cell phones are recycled each year. Go to www.GoWirelessGoGreen.org to find charities accepting cell phones.
Crayons: Transform your child’s used crayons into new ones. Go to www.CrazyCrayons.com which is the National Crayon Recycle Program.
Juice Pouches: Visit www.Terracycle.com to see how your juice pouches can be recycled and turned into purses, totes, and pencil cases.
Wine Corks: Create flooring and wall tiles out of your wine corks. Visit www.Yemmhart.com for more information.
Carpet: If you are getting new carpet, go to www.CarpetRecovery.org to find out what you can do with your old carpet.
Shoes: Donate shoes in decent condition to www.GiveShoes.org
TV’s: Visit your local Office Depot and purchase a Tech Recycling Box. Put your old television in the box and drop it off at any Office Depot store. Visit www.OfficeDepot.com and search tech recycling.
Gadgets: Help a great cause by requesting free shipping labels from www.RecycleForBreastCancer.org to recycle your old I-pods, MP3 players and other gadgets.
Computers: We all know technology is improving every day and today’s computers are quickly leaving yesterday’s systems in the past, or in your closets, basements, and attics. Dell makes recycling your computer easy with Dell Reconnect, visit www.dellreconnect.com
There are more great recycling ideas at www.Earth911.org.
Reechia & Keith Powell
Powell Realty Group