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Recycling - General

21 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle: This is a great summary of where to recycle just about anything.

Best Buy: Now you can bring everything from TVs and computers to DVD players and more to any U.S. Best Buy store, and they'll recycle it. Best Buy does not charge a fee for recycling most consumer electronics. They do charge $10 for TVs, CRTs, monitors and laptops, which is offset with a $10 gift card. They accept up to two items per household per day.

Earth 911: Just enter your zip code and find out about reuse or recycling options for phones, computers, appliances, household items, batteries, electronics, musical instruments, paint, tools, toys, sporting goods, lawn and garden equipment, and more.

Gazelle: Get cash for your gadgets! Every item gets an offer, and you get paid for being environmentally responsible. They pay for shipping and even send you a box.

Terracycle: This site helps you find other recycling centers. The link I have included here is to their entire listing, which includes ways to recycle juice pouches, cigarettes, instrument strings, water filters, and other food and product packages.

uSell: Instantly compare cash offers and recycling options from across the web in one easy search for your gadgets. They take cell phones, tablets, cameras, MP3 players, cables, batteries, laptops, and monitors.

What Not to Put in the Bin: This is a great article from that offers tons of tips, such as don't bother recycling shredded paper or greasy pizza boxes, and to throw out the plastic bottle tops/caps before putting the bottles into the recycling bin.

Donating/Recycling Computers, Memory, Toner, and Ink Cartridges

Apple Recycling: Recycle your iPod, iPhone, Mac, or PC. They may offer a gift card or a discount on your next Apple purchase.

Dell Recycling: Can't find a computer recycler near you? Dell will take back your computer (even if it's not a Dell) for just $10.

Goodwill Recycling: They recycle computers, keyboards, and monitors that they cannot refurbish.

HP Recycling: HP recycling services provide easy ways to recycle computer equipment, printing supplies, rechargeable batteries and other items.

MemoryTen: Old memory contains environmentally dangerous levels of lead. Do not throw away your memory!

National Cristina Foundation (NCF): This not-for-profit foundation is dedicated to the support of training through donated used technology.

Stinky Ink: The best ways to recycle both ink and toner cartridges in the UK. Free postal recycling in the UK for ink cartridges.

Donating or Recycling Mobile Phones and Batteries

AT&T Trade-In Program: Through the AT&T Trade-In Program, consumers are invited to bring unwanted wireless phones, smartphones, accessories, and batteries (regardless of the manufacturer or carrier) to AT&T company-owned retail stores for recycling.

Batteries Plus: Finally, a place that recycles not just rechargable batteries but also single-use batteries as well!

Office Depot: There may be a charge for recycling, but there are a lot of electronics that Office Depot now accepts.

Rechargable Battery Recycling Corporation: can help you recycle your used portable rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. RBRC recycles the following battery chemistries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb).

Swappa: Swappa makes it easy for anyone to buy and sell fully functional, gently used Android devices.

Verizon Recycling: Trade in your old cell phone or electronic device. Appraise your device value based on its manufacturer, model, and condition. Then, return the device within 30 days of appraisal in the prepaid, self-addressed envelope they send you. They renew your device and send you a Verizon Wireless electronic gift card.

Recycling Books

Books for Soldiers: This site lets you send to troops once you've registered as a volunteer. Enter the ISBNs of your books, ship them (for free), and get cash.

Recycling CFL bulbs

Outpost Natural Foods: Not only is it one of our favorite places to shop, but they take back compact fluorescent light bulbs, too!