Category Archives: Think Outside The Bin

Donation Valuation Guides for End of Year Giving

Out with the old, in with the new. The last week of the year is a busy time for Goodwill, Salvation Army and other organizations that collect donations of clothing, household items, electronics and more. “The joy of giving is … Continue reading

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Government Tax Incentives for Going Green

As the end of the year approaches, think outside the bin and reflect…have you taken steps this year to make a difference in your environment? Celebrate your accomplishments and think forward to the next upgrades you plan to make in … Continue reading

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Buy My Tronics Makes an Impact in eWaste

BUY MY TRONICS Cash for your electronics has never been easier!  Check out Buy My Tronics for an online recycling option for your electronic item.  Submit your item and get the value of it before deciding to sell it, then … Continue reading

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Landfill Laws Changing E-waste Disposal

Computers, cell phones, televisions, printers, copiers and other electronics have been banned from landfills in 17 states throughout the U.S.  Seven of these bans took place in 2011 and 2 more take effect soon (Illinois in January 2012 and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Recycling

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, almost 33 million live Christmas trees are sold each year in North America. After Christmas, look for ways to recycle real Christmas trees instead of sending them to the landfill. Communities across the country … Continue reading

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Paper or plastic shopping bags?

When shopping, which bags should you choose when the cashier asks the proverbial question: PAPER OR PLASTIC? The best answer is neither. The Huffington Post reports: The Seattle City Council voted Monday (12/19/11) to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries … Continue reading

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Outdoor Gear Needed for At-Risk Children

BLUE LOTUS FARM AND RETREAT CENTER A Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization, Blue Lotus Farm is providing a safe and healing place for at-risk special needs children and adults. They accept donations of wheelbarrows, fishing poles, life jackets, water floatation supplies and … Continue reading

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Donate a Prom Dress to Help Someone

CATHERINE’S CLOSET Since 2002, Catherine’s Closet has provided over 6,000 gowns for special occasions and over $20,000 in scholarships.  They need your help with gown donations to keep their dream alive and continue the good work they do in New … Continue reading

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Furniture Banks in Need of Donations

Furniture banks are not-for-profit 501(c)(3)  organizations whose mission is to provide free furniture to families struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. They collect donations of gently used furniture, and provide it for free to families in need via … Continue reading

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Sell Comic Books Online

When you are ready to get rid of your childhood comic books, “Think Outside The Bin” and consider selling them online. Here are several solutions for selling individual comic books, comic artwork or entire collections. COMIC LINK The mission at … Continue reading

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