If you don’t know if an item you’re uncluttering from your home or office can be reused or recycled, check out the A-to-Z Guide before throwing it in the trash. Honestly, I had no idea that crayons were an item to recycle:
Crayons: Send them to the National Crayon Recycle Program (crazycrayons.com), which melts down crayons and reforms them into new ones.
Or Elmer’s Glue:
Glue: Many schools have recycling programs for empty containers of Elmer’s glue and glue sticks. Students and teachers rinse out the bottles, which are then sent to Wal-Mart for recycling. Find out more at elmersgluecrew.com.
Or even old skis:
… send them to skichair.com, 4 Abbott Place, Millbury MA 01527; they’ll be turned into Adirondack-style beach chairs.
Check out the full section to learn even more about ideas for recycling unwanted items from your home.
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