Have old stuff sitting around that can be recycled but you don’t know where or how to recycle it? A growing number of stores across the US are helping consumers make recycling easier buy offering in store recycling programs for items like old cell phones, batteries, plastic bags, old sneaker, broken computers, compact fluorescent light bulbs and a number of other items. Instead of throwing them away or letting them pile up around the house, find a store local and next time you visit, drop them off for recycling.
Wal-Mart will help you recycle plastic bags, used car batteries, motor oil, and oil filters at all locations.
Office Depot will accept ink or toner cartridges and give you a $3 coupon for each one! So, instead of chucking the old ink cartridges in the trash, recycle them and use your coupons to get more.
U.S. Nike stores accepts old sneakers and uses them in their Reuse-A-Shoe program. If you do not have a Nike store local, bring your athletic shoes to any Nike Reuse-A-Shoe drop-off location.
Staples accepts computers, monitors, laptops, and desktop printers, faxes and all–in–ones for recycling at all U.S. Staples stores. Staples collected and recycled more than 6 million pounds of technology products in 2008 from our U.S. retail customers.
Best Buy offers recycling drop-off kiosks– these kiosks, just inside the door of every single U.S. Best Buy store, are available for consumers to drop off old cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and ink-jet cartridges at no cost.
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile Wireless offer recycling of old cell phones. Through Verizons HopeLine’s recycling efforts, more than 200 tons of electronics waste and batteries have been kept out of landfills.
Firestone Auto care will accept used motor oil from the diy oil changers, visit their store locator for your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care store.