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1. Appliances: Goodwill accepts working appliances, the Steel Recycling Institute does, too. Many stores will recycle your old appliances when you buy a new one. Plus, post it on Craigslist for free, and you’d be surprised how fast it gets gone!

2. Sneakers: One World Running sends reusable athletic shoes to athletes around the globe. Nike also has a program which turns shoes into flooring! Visit http://www.oneworldrunning.com and http://www.nikereuseashoe.com.

3. Batteries: Check out http://www.batteryrecycling.com.

4. Clothes: Goodwill, Dress for Success, local animal boarding and shelter facilities all need clothes donations.

5. CFL bulbs: Ikea recycles them. Your local hardward store may have a facility, too!

6. Computers and electronics: Visit http://www.ban.org/pledge/Locations.html.

7. Foam peanuts:  Call the Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council to find a site to drop them off: 1-800-828-2214. You can also call your local UPS Store or shipping store and they will probably take them off your hands.

8. Ink and Toner Cartridges: Many packages come with a preprinted envelope for return of the old cartridge. You can also visit http://www.recycleplace.com.

9. Motor Oil: Visit http://www.recycleoil.org.

10. Cell Phones: Visit http://www.donateaphone.com and http://www.collectivegood.com!

Thanks Green American for inspiration for the tips!

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