Recycle…. it’s more than paper and plastic.
Not all recycling centers accept everything. To find out what yours take, call 800-CLEANUP or go to www.recyclingcenters.org
Cell phone. The Wireless Foundation refurbishes old phones to give to domestic-violence survivors (www.calltoprotect.org); for information on other cell-phone charities, log on to www.recyclewirelessphones.com.
Computers. You can return used computers to their manufacturers for recycling (check www.mygreenelectronics.com for a list of vendors) or donate them to a charitable organization (log on to www.sharetechnology.org or www.cristina.org ).
Sneakers. Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program (www.letmeplay.com/reuseashoe ) accepts old sneakers (any brand) and recycles them into courts for various sports so kids around the world have a place to play.
Shopping bags (plastic). You may be able to drop them off at your local grocery store. (To find other stores, go to www.plasticbagrecycling.org ).
TVs. Best Buy will remove and recycle a set when it delivers a new one. Or bring old ones to Office Depot to be recycled. Got a Sony TV? Take it to a drop-off center listed at www.sony.com/recycle.
Information provided by www.realsimple.com