5 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle

1. Appliances

Many stores will recycle your old appliances when you purchase a new one… just ask! Also, Goodwill accepts working appliances. Or you can contact Steel Recycling Institute at www.recycle-steel.org

2. Athletic Shoes

One World Running will send still wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti. www.oneworldrunning.com Also, Nike’s reuse a show program turns old shoes into playground flooring www.nikereuseashoe.com

3. Batteries

www.batteryrecycling.com

4. Clothes

Wearable clothes can be easily donated to almost any thrift shop… and shelter’s take most clothes, especially jackets. Check out sites like Dress for Success www.dressforsuccess.org And if you have unwearable clothes or blankets you can usually donate them to pet shelters for bedding.

5. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)

You can take them to IKEA stores for recycling or go to Sylvania RecyclePak www.sylvania.com/recycle/recyclepak

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