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http://alwaysrecyclingllc.com/

Always Recycling has operated in Harford County, MD for over ten years. They are a family business that recycles many things including computer printers and monitors.

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www.batteriesplus.com

Batteries Plus recycles batteries and many portable electronics. Recycling of batteries reduces waste in our landfills, stops harmful chemicals from contaminating soil and water, and preserves our environment by decreasing the need for new raw materials from the earth.

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http://bikesnotbombs.org/about

Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. They reclaim thousands of bicycles each year and ship most of  them overseas to economic development projects through their international programs in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Bikes that don’t get shipped often land in their youth programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Their retail bike shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that they receive, employing many graduates of their programs. The Shop’s profit from the bicycle sales, parts sales and repairs goes towards funding their youth and international work.

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www.budswarehouse.org

BUD’S stands for Building Unity and Dignity through Service. Their mission is to rebuild lives through their career and life-skill development program for employees. BUD’s vision is to use recycled building materials in a combination home improvement thrift store and job training and employment program for the disadvantaged.

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http://www.bignyc.org/
 
Build It Green – NYC is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Their warehouse has everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. They are able to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.

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http://www.call2recycle.org/

Call2Recycle is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery and cell phone recycling in North America. RBRC is a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization. They invite you to join their efforts to advance green business practices and environmental sustainability.

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http://www.cdsaok.org/

CDSA Community Solutions works with others to identify needs, secure resources and deliver services that improve lives in the community.

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http://www.childrensshelterhome.org/CESH/Welcome.html

The Children’s Emergency Shelter provides a safe, secure and loving environment to children removed from their homes through no fault of their own. Children are placed in the shelter with referrals from local law enforcement and foster groups.

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http://www.chsmo.org/

Children’s Home Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in need. Their adoption and pregnancy counseling services continue to build strong families. They also provide short and long term care for children with significant developmental disabilities. Click here to see their current list of needs.

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http://www.couragepickup.org/gd.donations/main/acceptableDonations.aspx

Courage Center is a non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. They use a holistic approach that includes comprehensive rehabilitation therapies, independent living services, drivers services, a community reintegration program, accessible aquatics and fitness programs, camps, and adapted sports and recreation programs. 

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http://cradlestocrayons.org/about

Cradles to Crayons provides children ages 0 to 12 with some of the most important basics of life—free of charge. In other words, they provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements and ready to learn. And by supplying them with high-quality used or new goods, they make children feel valued.

They partner with social-service organizations to connect communities that have surplus resources—new or used items in good condition—with communities that desperately need access to those resources. When you donate to Cradles to Crayons, you can be absolutely sure that your donation will go to a deserving local child, for whom the donation was specifically requested.

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http://www.elcentroinc.com/

El Centro strives to strengthen communities and empower families through educational, social and economic opportunities. Their programs and services are aimed at strengthening family ties and, as a result, to make the community a better place to live and work.

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http://www.greendisk.com/

Now there is one place to responsibly and securely dispose of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies and obsolete accessories.  GreenDisk handles all your technotrash disposal needs from a CD to a PC and just about everything in between. You can stop worrying about what to do with all of that old technotrash piling up in your office, store room, attic, or garage.  Let GreenDisk safely and securely destroy your old data, recover reusable components, and recycle all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash – all at your convenience, at home or at work.

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http://www.habitat.org/getinv/materials_donations.aspx

Habitat for Humanity builds safe and affordable homes for people in need. Many of them operate ReStores, which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture and appliances to the public. The proceeds fund local Habitat house construction. 

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http://www.habitatlasvegas.org/

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas works to make the community a better place to live for everyone by building single family homes. They revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods that cannot support private development. Sponsors, donors, volunteers and families work together to build homes, settle families and grow a community of neighbors.

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http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham provides affordable housing options. Volunteers work alongside the homeowners to help build homes, communities and hope.

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http://www.habitatnashville.org/restore

Habitat’s ReStores sell new and used home and office furnishings and building supplies at a fraction of retail prices and uses the proceeds to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville build new houses, deconstructs older homes and reconstructs homes in need of renewal and repair. Sales from the Nashville stores have provided homes for more than 16 local families. Your dollars make a difference with us!

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http://www.morganhabitat.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. They provide opportunities for the community to show God’s love in action in partnership with people in need. Together they break the cycle of poverty by providing decent, affordable housing and improving the quality of life of partner families.

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http://www.habitatswalabama.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama is a Christian housing ministry. They are dedicated to eliminating poverty housing as a matter of conscience and action. Habitat builds simple decent houses in partnership with people in need in the community. Through donations of time, materials and investment, Habitat houses are sold to families at no profit, financed with affordable no-interest loans.

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http://www.stcharlesrestore.org/

The Habitat St. Charles ReStore is a building materials thrift store.  Donated building materials and select home goods, both new and used, are sold to the public at extremely discounted prices.  All donated items receive a tax deduction receipt and are resold tax free for an even bigger savings!  The funds raised help build simple, decent, affordable homes for deserving families in St. Charles County.

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http://www.habitatwilliamson.org/restore

The Habitat ReStore carries items you would find at your local home improvement and furniture store at a fraction of the retail price. They provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep thousands of good, reusable materials out of land fills.Through its sales, the ReStore helps Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to provide affordable, energy efficient homes for low income families.

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http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer

Homes for Our Troops is committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. They assist severely injured Veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor to build homes for them that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

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http://www.hopeservices.org/

Hope Services helps people with developmental disabilities to be valued and participating members of their communities. They provide their clients with job training, job placement and independent living services.

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http://www.recycleminnesota.org/programs/key-to-recycle.html 

Key to Recycle is a statewide key recycling program offered in Minnesota to businesses and other organizations.  It is a free program to recycle old unwanted keys¸ and best of all anyone can participate.  The key recycling bins are collected by individuals with developmental disabilities at local vocational centers and sorted by metal type to be properly recycled. 

 

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http://www.kidfoundation.org/

KID Foundation is a Colorado public charity which is the fundraising arm of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. The mission of the SPD Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for children with SPD and their families. All proceeds donated by the KID Foundation to the SPD Foundation are used for SPD research, education and advocacy.

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http://leftoversetc.com/

Leftovers, etc. is a community-based educational and environmental resource and learning center that provides free and affordable, traditional and non-traditional, school supplies for use as learning tools to public and private school educators, home school educators, early childhood educators, and organizations working with low-income parents. They provide instruction in developmentally appropriate, educational, family-centered activities for low-income, at risk and special needs youth. They also support local and national artists seeking “found objects.”

The list of stuff they take is endless. Check it out here.

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http://www.madre.org

MADRE’s Helping Hands program provides women around the world with first aid supplies, medical equipment, classroom materials and other necessities. With these resources women can strengthen their families and communities. You can take part by giving your reusable goods to families that would otherwise not have access to essential everyday supplies.

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http://wish.org/about
 
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The organization started with one boy’s wish to be a police officer and has evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes.

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http://www.midwrc.net/

Midwest Recycling Center is one of only two recyclers in the state of Missouri that have achieved level 4 certification. They recycle a ton of stuff. If you can’t figure out where to recycle something, they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. 

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http://www.nikkeiconcerns.org/

Nikkei Concerns provides health services in a traditional atmosphere to primarily elderly Nikkei (Japanese) in the Pacific Northwest. Their goal in all they do is to provide services that exemplify compassion, innovation and the highest quality of care to elder members of the community and their families.

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http://occnet.org/

Ouachita Children’s Center provides quality services for abused, neglected and troubled youth that empowers them to achieve success in their home, community, school and vocation by teaching accountability, respect and trust. They provide both residential and non residential services to clients including a 24 hour emergency shelter, family needs assessments, case management and therapeutic interventions.

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http://www.plymouthhousing.org/                                                                   

Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for them to improve their lives. They also service formerly homeless residents with their Essential Supply Center providing a place for them to get essential items they might not otherwise be able to afford.

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www.rtsnv.org

Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV) provides free home repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners. They work with the community to preserve affordable homeownership by bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners throughout Southern Nevada. Services are provided at no cost to qualified homeowners.

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http://www.rnaworldwide.com/

RNA WorldWide is an electronics, appliances, and metals recycling company that provides a secure full service commercial and industrial pick-up and drop off recycling center.

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http://www.rootsinfo.org/

ROOTS delivers critical services to homeless young adults and other low income persons. They provide safe emergency overnight shelter 7 nights a week to young adults, ages 18-25, hot dinner and breakfast, opportunities for personal hygiene (including laundry and showers) and other services.

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http://www.stlarc.org

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center affords men the opportunity to regain their self-respect and acquire the life skills needed to take their rightful place in life. The Adult Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to rebuilding lives. The residence accommodates 102 men. The program is designed for the mental, physical and spiritual rehabilitation of the person. The majority of men who come to this center for assistance are having problems in many areas of their lives, i.e., social, medical, spiritual, personal and employment. The common factor for most of them is that of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. These services are provided at no cost. They accept donations to sell to the public in one of 8 thrift stores. The proceeds from those sales support this program.

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http://www.ugm.org/site/PageServer?pagename=default

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in Seattle. They serve, rescue and transform those in need and strive to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness.

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http://www.secondchanceinc.org/

Second Chance, Inc. creates “green collar jobs” by taking apart buildings that would otherwise be demolished and dumped in a landfill.  They then offer the reclaimed materials — and other donated items — to the public at a discount, which helps to fund their job training and workforce development programs.

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www.shareyoursoles.org

Share Your Soles brings shoes to desperately impoverished people throughout Central America, Southeast Asia, The Caribbean, Appalachia, Africa, Eastern Europe, American Indian Reservations, India, Ecuador, Peru, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Ghana.

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www.stjudesranch.org/

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children serves abused, abandoned and neglected children and families. They create new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe homelike environment. This is accomplished through an array of services to children and families.

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http://www.sltrc.com/

St Louis Teachers Recycle Center gathers creative materials (see below) from local business and industry that are landfill-bound and makes them available to teachers, parents and youth groups.

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http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/ecoeasy/recycling.html?cmSearchKeyword=recycle

Staples makes it easy for you to do your part by offering a variety of convenient technology recycling programs including empty ink and toner cartridges, office technology, rechargeable batteries and cell phone recycling. They also offer technology trade-in services.

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http://step1inc.org/

Step 1 serves the community by providing transitional housing and supportive services to adult men who have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and who seek to enter society as self-sufficient, responsible citizens.

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http://www.techaccess.org/

Technology Access Foundation (TAF) makes education a priority in underserved communities of color. Serving one child at a time, TAF enhances their educational and professional prospects through the delivery of tools for learning in the 21st century. Donations to TAF directly benefit the children they serve in after school programs.

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http://www.loadingdock.org/

The Loading Dock, Inc. is Maryland’s premier building materials reuse facility, offering great deals and interesting finds to people who need inexpensive housing improvement and building materials and are interested in keeping material out of the waste stream. Their mission is to increase the supply and use of affordable building materials for housing and community improvements by redirecting landfill-bound, reusable materials into productive use. 

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http://thelongbeachdepot.org/about-2/

The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse is a Non-Profit Public Benefit Organization and relies entirely on contributions from supporters and benefactors to accomplish their objectives of acquiring and disseminating information and materials to enhance a more “Green America” and to promote reuse of throwaway items by inspiring public participation in the reduction of items destined for our landfills. 

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www.rebuildingcenter.org

The ReBuilding Center, a project of Our United Villages, is a vibrant resource working to strengthen the environmental, economic and social fabric of local communities. It carries the region’s largest volume of used building and remodeling materials and provides resources that make home repairs affordable to everyone. Stop by to browse the ever-changing inventory including sinks, tubs, tile, lumber, doors, windows, trim and much more.

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http://www.upxchange.com/

The Upcycle Exchange is a social enterprise that aims to benefit the St. Louis area’s creative community by offering post-consumer materials at pay-as-you-wish pricing and optional purchase credits for in-store material drop-offs. They collect the most frequently requested items from individual crafter wish-lists compiled over the course of the last 3 years.

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http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/ThinkGreenFromHome.cfm

Waste Management pioneers environmentally sustainable solutions to waste needs. Last year, they recycled enough paper to save 41 million trees and supplied enough waste-based energy to replace more than 14 million barrels of oil.

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http://www.wiregrasshabitat.org/

Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to showing God’s love in action through partnering with their communities to improve the quality of lives by providing decent, affordable housing.

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http://www.witsinc.org/index.php

WITS recycles and refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment from local or national businesses and residents by fixing or replacing what may be broken and putting it back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of the landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their educational or career goals. WITS also offers training in many areas for students of all ages and capabilities for internships and resume experiences and the chance to teach their skills to other students with hands-on experiences.

Anything that WITS cannot reuse is recycled appropriately at our recycling facility. WITS has a 0% landfill policy which has been followed since they began recycling in 2002.

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http://www.ywcabham.org/

The YWCA Central Alabama’s vision is to create a more caring community. They are a place of refuge. They respond to the needs of women and their families by providing hope and opportunities in a warm, family-like environment. Their programs and services focus on three major areas: child care, domestic violence services and affordable housing.

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