Monthly Archives: April 2011

Anything made with steel can be easily recycled

STEEL RECYCLING INSTITUTE  Steel is North America’s most recycled material.  Combine all the paper, plastic, aluminum and glass that we recycle, you still won’t add up to the steel that gets recycled! Steel scrap is an essential raw material in … Continue reading

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Most magazines sadly avoid the recycling process

MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS OF AMERICA  The Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) want us all to know that yes, most magazines are absolutely recyclable…but beware of those glossy inserts, they may be troublesome. The MPA has created 2 logos for magazines that … Continue reading

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Ways to properly dispose of fire extinguishers

It’s important to handle fire extinguishers correctly! If your old extinguishers are still full, but in need of donating, try Freecycle or Craigslist, or ask your local schools or Scout Troops. Never let fire extinguishers go to waste. If you … Continue reading

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How to easily recycle exercise equipment

USED STUFF EXCHANGE  At Used Stuff Exchange, the name explains the service: here’s where you can get some money for those never-used treadmills, rowing machines and stationary bikes…or trade them in to buy other equipment you want.   The exchange … Continue reading

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Recycle crayons, mint tins to help school children

TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS  The Tools for Schools project accepts old and broken pieces of crayons. This volunteer project is part of the SCARCE program, which stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. The mission of SCARCE is … Continue reading

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Take Glass Jars and Bottles to the Curb

DID YOU KNOW? All types of unbroken glass can go in the curbside recycling bin, including beer and wine bottles, jars of pickles and jelly, etc. Clear glass is the most valuable but all colors are accepted for recycling. Glass … Continue reading

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Recycle Foam Egg Cartons

 EGG CARTONS Statistics show that the average American family of 4 uses around 41 dozen egg cartons each year; that’s about 1.4 pounds of polystyrene foam cartons. While we haven’t found any online options, you can mail them here for … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION The “Hear Now” program at Starkey Hearing Foundation takes all makes and models, regardless of the age of your old hearing aids, then refurbishes them for less fortunate people in need. Simply mail your old, used hearing … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday to honor our planet earth. Events are being held all over the world the inspire awareness and appreciation for our earth’s natural environment. Earth Day 2011 is themed A BILLION ACTS … Continue reading

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Donate Worn Out Athletic Shoes

NIKE REUSE A SHOE Nike’s Reuse a Shoe recycling program accepts worn out rubber soled athletic shoes (any brand) and turns them into running tracks, padding for basketball courts, and tennis courts. To date, they have collected over 25 million pairs … Continue reading

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