If your community has kerbside or drop-off recycling, it's easy to recycle things like newspapers and empty bottles. What about the stuff your friendly recycling crew doesn't pick up? Find out where to recycle everything from Crocs to printer cartridges.
Most cities have recycling programs that cover basics like plastic bottles, tin cans, paper and so on. When it comes to recycling other items like carpet, paint, prescription drugs and smoke detectors, however, things get a little trickier. Over at the blog of the home-centric magazine Real Simple they've gathered together a list of ideas for recycling many common — but not easily recycled — household items.
The companies and resources on their list will recycle everything from old shoes to prescription glasses to tyres. If you're decluttering your house and garage this spring make sure to check the list before tossing out your no longer needed items — things like eye glasses, shoes and prescriptions will go to destitute third-world countries instead of your local landfill.
How-To Recycle Anything [Real Simple]