Almost everything we see around us can be recycled including batteries, biodegradable waste, clothing, electronics, garments, glass, metals, paper, plastics and a lot more.
We all know the benefits of recycling, but one we may not think about is de-clutterring! Fall is the perfect time of year to free up some space, be it in your storage building or closet, by recycling some items that you are longer using!
More and more people are recycling old clothing by donating, thrift store shopping or simply recycling at the curb. I actually only learned recently that clothing and textiles are almost entirely recyclable, if they are simply no longer reusable.
I went through our storage building and found boxes of Zachary's clothing. I kind of felt like a hoarder when I realized that I had clothes from when he was 6 months all they way up to 2 years! A few of my friends are having babies and some have become grandmothers over the last few years. While I love to recycle our clothing by donating to places like the Salvation Army, I am so happy that my friends will be able to use it.
My husband is a computer technician so, during our fall cleanup, we decided to recycle some electronics and parts. Most technology is replaced so quickly and frequently, that the old parts still have quite a bit of value left in them.
Giving old parts a new home is a great way to recycle. Most schools are more than happy to take your old peripherals like mouse, keyboard, modem, printer, and other equipment that you use with your computer. Other non-profit organizations can often put them to good use too, so keep them in mind.
sites that will give you cash for your unwanted iphones, old CDs, DVDs, Games, Tech and Electronics. Not only is it a great way to make a little extra cash, but you'll also be de-cluttering your home at the same time! If you would rather donate your phone, there is even an organization that will take your old cell phone and convert it into prepaid cards for our troops over seas!
Did you know?
If a cell phone is no longer usable all of its components are nearly 100 percent recyclable. At this moment only about 10 percent of all discarded cell phones are recycled each year.