‘Packing Supplies’ Options

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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http://www.boxcycle.com/

BoxCycle is a marketplace for used cardboard boxes. They make it easier than ever to find and buy used shipping and moving boxes or turn unneeded boxes into green profit. Reuse lets you benefit from this investment with little or no additional environmental impact. While recycling cardboard is beneficial, it only reduces the environmental impact by a little bit. Local reuse eliminates environmental impact. You can make a real difference by helping boxes live longer!

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http://www.jsi.org/computer-electronic-recycling

Jeffco Subcontracting Inc (JSI) has added a new electronic recycling service. What makes this so special is that the work is done by workers at a sheltered workshop for developmentally disabled children to work after high school.

Computers and other electronics are filled with metals and wires that can be recycled. The circuit boards, for example, can be sold by the pound. It just takes a little effort to separate the parts from the computer.

Computers and monitors are being accepted at no charge. They destroy hard drives and data. The workers take the computers apart and separate the recyclable items. The program gets to keep about 30 percent of the money made when the recyclable items are sold. They also recycle cardboard boxes.

Currently 120 disabled people, ranging in age from 21 to 68 years, work at the workshop. For many the workshop is more than a job, it’s also their social life.

For information about donating, or scheduling a collection event, call JSI at 636-296-6211.

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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.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://operationhappynote.com/
 
Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort to send musical instruments to deployed service men and women throughout the world. With the help of thousands of great Americans, they have sent over 4000 instruments overseas.  Thousands of requests are still coming in; clearly these soldiers need the joy that music brings them.

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http://www.procession.org/

The Procession of the Species Celebration empowers communities to engage in cultural relationships with the natural world as a means of sustaining efforts of environmental protection and restoration. Their Community Art Studio relies on donations of usable items and supplies that can be magically transformed into art for the procession. 

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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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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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http://www.thespeciale.com/

Special E is a unique green business that “rescues” items that are left over from special events such as banquets, receptions, weddings, private parties, galas, fundraisers, meetings, conferences, trade shows and more. They re-purpose them in ways that benefit our planet and people in need. The rescued items are redirected to a wide range of charitable and non-profit organizations. Items not being donated are re-purposed into other useful products by a one-of-a-kind network of recycling artists.

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www.spreadthewordnevada.org

Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books in the hands and homes of children from preschool through 5th grade within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities.

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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://fairygodmotherproject.com/

The Fairy Godmother Project provides free dresses or tuxes for prom, graduation and homecoming to students who cannot afford to purchase them.

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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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http://www.loosefillpackaging.com

The Plastic Loose Fill Council’s mission is  to promote the reuse of polystyrene loose fill, commonly known as packing peanuts. This is a national consumer hotline and national directory site.

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http://www.willowdvcenter.org/

The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides safe-shelter, peer counseling, advocacy and other services to survivors of domestic violence.

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http://trashedstudio.com/
 
Trashed offers a creative environment for all ages and experience levels to learn and enjoy the craft of repurposing while raising environmental awareness. They offer classes and workshops using materials intercepted from the landfill and up-cycled into new high quality products.

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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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The provision of referrals for charities, ministries, donation sites and green companies is offered by The Stuff Stop as a referral service. We assume no responsibility for the actions or the services provided by any organization referred through this website.