1 - Repack Peanuts Reuse in packages or recycle them. For drop-off spots try loosefillpackaging.com or call the Peanut Hotline at 1-800-828-2214 2 - Recharge Batteries Switch to long lived rechargeable batteries. They must be disposed of properly, to find a local drop off site try: rbrc.org. 3 - Bulbs Switching to compact florescent bulbs saves energy. However, they have a scant amount of mercury that requires safe recycling once they dim. Try Earth911.com for local drop off sites. 4 - Brita water filters Try preserveproducts.com to recycle your Brita water filters. 5 - Donate glasses Lionsclubs.org will inform you of local sites to drop off your spectacles. Also, Costco accepts donated eyeglasses at their vision counter. 6 - Tennis Balls Rebounces.com pays shipping for batches of 250-plus used balls in decent shape. They are repressurized, reshaped and resold. Or try local retirement homes, the balls are suitable caps for walker legs. 7 - Turn Tech into CA$H Therecyclingfactory.com and greenphone.com will cover shipping and pay for your phone. They also accept phone chargers and ink cartridges. OR Donate your old cell phones to: www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com 8 - Old TV Goodwill or the Salvation Army may still accept working sets. Or try Earth911.com for additional options. 9 - Sweep your garage Check your municipal recycling agency to find out where and when to drop off your hazardous materials. These include paint cans, motor oil bottles and prpane tanks. 10 - Control Cataloges At catalogchoice.org prune duplicate and unwanted catalogs. OR limit delivery to holiday time.
Methodist Willowbook Hospital would appreciate the donation of your used magazines. You may take them to the hospital at the corner of State Highway 249 and Hargrave Road. Take them to Volunteer Coordinator at 281-477-1000.
Remember to remove your name and address labels from all magazines before recycling them.