Monthly Archives: February 2011

Don’t flush old medicine

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EPA provides the U.S. Federal Guidelines on how to dispose of medications properly in the United States. http://www.epa.gov/ppcp/

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How valuable are your collections and memorabilia?

COLLECTICS When you have advertising memorabilia that you no longer want or need, Collectics is an online antique store and vintage collectibles shop that is useful to research the value of items you have. This site helps in determining whether … Continue reading

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Do you know Kids Don’t Float? Donate life jackets!

KIDS DON’T FLOAT PROGRAM Alaska’s Kids Don’t Float program accepts life jackets in good condition and uses them for injury prevention and safe water education. This program is part of Alaska’s efforts to combat the high number of drowning deaths … Continue reading

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Recycle car seats, strollers and swings

BABY EARTH You can send your used car seats, strollers, diaper bags, high chairs and old baby swings to Baby Earth where they disassemble the parts and determine the best reuse. Fabrics are shipped to developing countries, and metal, plastic … Continue reading

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Turn unwanted gift cards into cash

SWAP A GIFT Gift cards are fun to give and receive…but often go unused.  According to Time Magazine’s blog, about $65 Billion is spent on gift cards in the U.S. annually, and $6.8 Billion is never redeemed! Change your old, … Continue reading

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Recycle Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles and raise funds

ELMER’S GLUE The largest manufacturer of glue, Elmer’s Glue, started a recycling program in 2008; they accept empty glue sticks and bottles (all brands). Elmer’s has made it easy by signing up WalMart as a drop off; the Greeters are … Continue reading

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Why recycle household batteries?

DID YOU KNOW? In America, we purchase nearly 3 BILLION dry-cell batteries each year. These household batteries contain numerous hazardous compounds, like zinc, lead, nickel, alkaline, manganese, cadmium, silver and mercury…all of which will contaminate our solid waste stream. In … Continue reading

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Children helping children with your locks of hair

LOCKS OF LOVE Donate long, natural hair to Locks of Love for Cancer patients losing their hair in need of a wig. They need hair from all genders and races. It is interesting to note that 80% of their donations come from … Continue reading

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Tire recycling benefits everyone

LIBERTY TIRE Liberty Tire recycles about a third of the nation’s scrap tires, saving more than 110 million tires from landfills. You can take your tires to any Liberty Tire store and the tires are reused to make sports tracks, … Continue reading

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Donate musical instruments to entertain and teach others

CHARITY MUSIC Charity Music has a mission to help cultivate upcoming young musicians. They loan your donated musical instruments to disadvantaged, at-risk youth who otherwise might not be able to explore their hidden talents. They also have a “Music for … Continue reading

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