Category Archives: Office Supplies

Recycle Ink and Toner Cartridges

DID YOU KNOW? Ink and toner cartridges are hazardous when left to the landfill. There are many opportunities to recycle them, make some cash and/or help a charity or start a worthwhile fundraising event.  Here are several options to recycle … Continue reading

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Your donated equipment could help Muscular Dystrophy research

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION  MDA accepts donations of office supplies and furniture, craft supplies, computer equipment, office equipment and medical supplies and equipment.  Your donations go to a better use, helping MDA direct its other resources to children and adults with … Continue reading

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Samaritan’s purse helps devastated areas with donated household items

SAMARITAN’S PURSE  Samaritan’s Purse provides a great opportunity for donating all those extra supplies, pens, pencils, note pads, etc. in the Pack-A-Shoe-Box program. In addition, they accept many common household items, including toiletries, toys, t-shirts, ball caps, and jewelry.  Samaritan’s Purse … Continue reading

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Ink Cartridges take 1,000 years to decompose

Who Knew? The plastic used in each printer cartridge takes more than 10 centuries (1000 years!) to decompose and 25 million are sent to landfills each month in the U.S. Many retail stores now accept used ink cartridges for recycling, … 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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Recycle Sharpie markers, Paper Mate and Expo pens

TERRACYCLE TerraCycle will take your old Sharpie Markers, Paper Mate and Expo pens and upcycle them into interesting products they sell. Just sign up for the their new brigade titled “writing instruments,” (details are found on this website page) and … Continue reading

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Ink cartridges can go to charity instead of the landfill

RECYCLE 4 CHARITY The nation’s leading online virtual recycling center for inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges, Recycle 4 Charity charges no fees and even picks up the shipping costs for you, as long as you have at least 10 items … Continue reading

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Eco Phones fundraiser for recycling cell phones and ink cartridges

ECO PHONES Eco Phones is a fundraiser that generates income from recycling. You can earn up to $300 per Cell Phone and up to $5 per Ink Jet and get paid for every item.

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Light Bulb recycling kits help dispose of bulbs responsibly

THINK GREEN FROM HOME Waste Management is offering a “Think Green From Home” program, where you buy a compact fluorescent light bulb recycling kit (a box selling for $16.95), and hold onto the box until it is full (it holds … Continue reading

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Donate extra supplies to help America’s teachers

I LOVE SCHOOLS I Love Schools is the first and only national non-profit matching America’s teachers with donors of new, used and in-kind goods and services. Donors pick the teacher they want to help and tell them how much of … Continue reading

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