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http://www.actservices.org/
 
ACT Recycling provides an array of programs and services in the areas of employment, residential services and day programs throughout Mid-Missouri to persons with disabilities. Act Recycling employs people with disabilities to clean, erase and help resell now-blank videocassettes and computer diskettes. Your old videotapes could be used for gainful employment and mean a regular paycheck for an adult with a disability and help deserving individuals to lead productive lives.

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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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http://www.babyearth.com/renew

BabyEarth – RENEW is a hassle-free baby gear recycling program. If you’re no longer using your car seat, stroller or high chair, you can send it in and they will make sure everything is properly disassembled and all usable parts are sent to accredited recycling centers. For example, fabrics will be shipped to developing countries, and metal, plastic and foam will be used for construction projects. In the spirit of renewing, if the item is in excellent condition it will be donated to and enjoyed by another family who needs it.

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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://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.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://cellphonesforsoldiers.recellular.com/shippinglabel-generic.html 

It’s simple and free. Every phone you donate will increase the amount of talk time they can provide to our troops! Donated cell phones are sold to a company that recycles them. The money is then used to purchase calling cards that are sent to troops in need.

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www.clearchoiceantifreeze.com

Clear Choice quickly and efficiently removes waste antifreeze from your site. They guarantee your used antifreeze will be deposited into the first stage of their state-of-the-art recycling facility. Partnering with Clear Choice keeps you on the right side of environmental compliance.

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www.collegehunks.com

College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is a national franchise specializing in junk removal, donation pickup and moving. They are a green company that recycles or donates about 60% of what they collect. They donate a portion of every junk removal and moving fee to a fund that sends underprivileged students to college.

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http://www.corkforest.org/cork_reharvest.php
 
Cork ReHarvest has led the cork recycling movement in the US and Canada, helping to collect and recycle some of the billions of natural corks that are produced each year. They also educate the public about the vital importance of preserving and protecting the Mediterranean cork forests. Cork collection boxes are placed in grocery stores, wine and bottle shops and winery tasting rooms. They also partner with the Food and Beverage and Hospitality industries to collect cork at restaurants, hotels, wine bars, convention and performing arts centers. The major goal for this recycling program is to reduce the corks’ carbon footprint.

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http://crazycrayons.com/index.html

This community service program employs people with developmental disabilities and has made it possible to stop more than 77,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills. They recycle unwanted, rejected or broken crayons into new crayons! There are drop-off bins nationally. 

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http://www.dcalservices.com/

Dcal Services, LLC is a computer and electronic recycling center. They disassemble computers and electric components, salvage reusable parts for in-store sales and separate and sends other components to final processors instead of landfills. They also accept household appliances. Most items are free to recycle, though there is a nominal cost for some items such as monitors.

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http://earth911.com/

Earth 911’s focus is making every day earth day. Visit their website and simply type in your zip code to find a variety of recycle and reuse locations in your area.

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http://www.earthboundrecycling.com/

Earthbound Recycling provides a “one-stop shop” for most all of your recycling needs.

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http://www.floppydisk.com/recycle.htm
 
Floppy Disk specializes in floppy disks, diskette drives, disc duplication and they recycle old floppy disks. Mail in your old diskettes and they will be reformatted and resold as recycled disks. Disks that fail reformatting are recycled as plastic.

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http://www.freerecycling.com/
 
Free Recycling has a history of leadership in the recycling industry. They offer businesses and consumers effective recycling solutions.

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http://www.freecycle.org/

The Freecycle Network™ is a grassroots online and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free. 

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http://www.recycledskis.com/

Green Mountain Ski Furniture recycles old skis and snowboards into ski furniture and usable ski art.  They specialize in ski Adirondack chairs, ski benches, ski tables, ski racks, outdoor furniture and custom designed and built products with your old gear or theirs. Each piece is a unique work of art, hand-crafted in Vermont.

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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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Most dry cleaners are more than happy to accept and recycle wire hangers.

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http://www.homedepot.com/
 
As part of Home Depot’s long term commitment to the environment and sustainability, they are offering FREE in-store fluorescent bulb recycling at all stores nationwide. Just look for signs and collection units in your stores.

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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://junkgoesgreen.com/

Junk Goes Green Recycling Company feels that recycling junk is the greenest way to manage items you no longer need or use. They sort your junk into reusable goods or recyclable parts. Their uniformed, friendly (strong) staff will remove junk, recycle junk, re-purpose junk, and/or dispose of the junk that you don’t want to manage yourself.

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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.libertytire.com/Home.aspx
 
As the top tire recycling company in North America, Liberty Tire has a wide network of production facilities. The company collects and recycles about a third of the nation’s scrap tires, saving more than 130 million tires from the waste stream each year.

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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.nikereuseashoe.com/

Nike’s goal is to make recycling athletic shoes second nature. With Nike Reuse-A-Shoe bins available at more than 300 locations in the United States, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, it’s becoming easier than ever to find a shoe recycling facility near you. The shoes are sliced and ground up to be used in track surfaces, interlocking gym flooring tiles, playground surfaces, outdoor basketball and tennis courts and indoor courts.

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http://www.ninelivesmattressrecycling.com/

Nine Lives Mattress Recycling is a company in the post-consumer mattress field. They recycle the components of mattresses and box springs in order to save landfill space in our communities. Nine Lives is the only mattress recycler in the southeastern United States. They currently charge a recycling fee of $5.00 per mattress or box spring.

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http://www.officedepot.com 

Since 2003, Office Depot has provided a simple, green, free way to recycle your empty ink and toner cartridges. They have helped keep waste out of our landfills by recycling over 58.8 million ink and toner cartridges. You can help create less waste by sending them your empty ink and toner cartridges! They’ll even provide you with pre-paid shipping labels.

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https://www.officemaxperks.com/RecyclingProgram.aspx?cm_sp=category%20banner-_-mp3dol-_-inkandtoner 

You can earn $3 in rewards for each undamaged ink or toner cartridge you drop at any OfficeMax store location. 

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http://www.paperretriever.com/form/search_us.asp?ID=267

The Paper Retriever program recycles newspapers, magazines, catalogs and mail, which reduces landfill use, saves water and energy. 

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http://radioshack.cexchange.com/online/home/index.rails

Radio Shack accepts eligible working electronics as trade-ins for gift cards. If your item doesn’t have any trade in value, they will recycle it free for you. Their website will determine the trade-in value of your item(s) and create a pre-paid shipping label for you.

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http://recork.org/

ReCORK is a natural wine cork recycling program. Natural cork, the kind used in wine closures, is a perfect choice for recycling. It’s 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable. There is no reason natural wine corks should end up as garbage when recycled cork can become flooring tiles, building insulation, automotive gaskets, craft materials, soil conditioner and sports equipment.

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http://www.recycle4charity.com/
 
Recycle for Charity applies the funds generated from donations to the donor’s charity of choice. Whether the beneficiary is a school, church or non-profit organization, donations are providing relief and necessary support. 

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http://www.recyclefree.com/
 
Recycle Free recycling positively impacts the environment. They offer a comprehensive recycling program at no cost to you.

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http://www.recyclemoreminnesota.org/ 

This site is designed to help increase recycling in Minnesota by providing information about the benefits of recycling and the various opportunities available to do so. They work with partners across the state to promote recycling at home, at work, at school and on-the-go. There are opportunities for everyone, every day, to make a big difference by doing just a little bit more!

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http://www.recycleminnesota.org/programs/recycle-your-holidays.html 

Recycle Your Holidays is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota. Residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands at one of their 400+ participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 and running through the end of January each year. This program employs over 200 individuals with developmental disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. Every bulb of the light strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and then properly recycled.

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http://www.recyclecology.com/

Recyclecology.com offers collection, recycling, data destruction, auditing and reporting services for unwanted, end of life, obsolete, excess and defective electronic equipment.

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http://www.recyclingforcharities.com/index.php

Recycling for Charities is a non-profit organization helping other charities. Donate your old cell phone, PDA, digital camera, ipod, and ink or toner cartridge to be recycled and benefit the charity of your choice.

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http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/shortest.html

A quick reference list of what can or can’t be recycled.

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http://www.recyclingzychal.com/
 
Recycles Zachal specializes in the rescue and repurpose of broken umbrellas and makes functional and stylish products from them. The umbrellas used are all donated and rescued from landfills.

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 http://www.rubbishworks.com

Rubbish Works offers on-demand labor, hauling, waste disposal, junk removal, rubbish pickup and recycling solutions for both residential and commercial customers. They specialize in the removal of old furniture, appliances, garage items and renovation debris. They can assist you with the removal of single items to multiple truckloads. Rubbish Works is green. They are a committed, eco-friendly recycling company. Up to 50% of the rubbish they remove is recycled on an ongoing basis. They make every effort to responsibly recycle or donate the items they take away. 

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http://www.stuffedanimalsforemergencies.org/

SAFE (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies) collects various items such as stuffed animals, toys, books and baby blankets and donates them to fire, ambulance and police departments to benefit children during emergency situations such as fires, illness, accidents, neglect, abuse, homelessness and even weather emergencies such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes.  They also donate the items they receive to other childrens organizations, military organizations, libraries and even nursing homes.

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http://www.scarceecoed.org/

SCARCE stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. They work to inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.

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http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/communities_across/index.html?INTNAV=ATG:FT:

Sprint’s wireless recycling program helps to prevent thousands of tons of wireless equipment from entering the waste stream. More than 90% of the phones collected are reused. Any equipment not reused is recycled. Reuse and recycling helps to conserve resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent air and water pollution.

Sprint offers a buyback program for new and existing Sprint customers. You can earn credit towards your bill for recycling hundreds of eligible wireless devices with them, even if they’re from other carriers. If you’re not a Sprint customer, you can still recycle wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards for free, regardless of carrier or condition.

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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://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

TerraCycle offers national programs (Brigades®) to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste. While some programs have a cost, most of the Brigades offer free shipping as well as a donation for each piece of garbage that you collect.

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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.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Cork ReHarvest has led the cork recycling movement in the US and Canada, helping to collect and recycle some of the billions of natural corks that are produced each year. They also educate the public about the vital importance of preserving and protecting the Mediterranean cork forests. Cork collection boxes are placed in Whole Foods Markets. The major goal for this recycling program is to reduce the corks’ carbon footprint.

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http://www.yemmhart.com/

Yemm & Hart’s mission is to bring building materials with recycled content into the main stream of our culture. Their focus is on converting recycled materials into something new. Wine corks are converted into wine cork tiles.

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