The cost of shipping is tax-deductible.
Backpacks -- www.americanbirding.org
Call (800) 850-2473 or (719) 578-9703
Carpet -- www.shawfloors.com/Shaw-Environmental/Carpet-Recycling-Collection
Call (800) 434-9887 for more information
call the Customer Care department at (866) 281-3567
Cars, trailers, jet skis, boats, RVs, motorcycles --
Crayons -- www.crazycrayons.com/recycle_program.html
Crocs -- The manufacturer recycles them into new shoes and donates them to underprivileged families.
Mail them to:
Crocs Recycling West
3375 Enterprise Avenue
Bloomington, CA 9231
Eyeglasses, hearing aids, jewelry --
New Eyes for the Needy
549 Millburn Avenue
PO Box 332
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Find a local drop location
Hearing aids -- Hear Now
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Holiday cards -- http://stjudesranch.org/help_card.php
more details to come later
iPODs -- Bring an old iPOD to an Apple store and get 10% off a new one.
You must buy the new one that day for the discount to apply.
Get paid to recycle --
Juice bags, cookie wrappers, yogurt containers, soda bottles, etc...
Fashion ware -- www.operationfairydust.org/donate.htm
However, both are not accepting donations at the present time.
Bring items to a local thrift store.
Shoes (old) -- www.letmeplay.com/reuseashoe
Nike Recycling Center
26755 SW 95th Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Shoes (reasonable shape) --
One World Running
P.O. Box 2223
Boulder, CO 80306
Prescription drugs --
The Starfish Project collects some unused medications (TB medicines, antifungals, antivirals) and gives them to clinics in Nigeria. They'll send you a prepaid FedEx label, too.
Recreational equipment --
Don't send tennis rackets to your local recycling center because they will be discarded. "People may think we're going to give them to Goodwill," says Sadonna Cody, director of government affairs for the Northbay Corporation and Redwood Empire Disposal, in Santa Rosa, California, "but they'll just be trashed."
Play It Again Sports (www.playitagainsports.com)
Sports Gift gives gently used equipment to needy kids around the world
32545 B Golden Lantern #478
Dana Point, CA 92629
Skis can be turned into Adirondack-style beach chairs.
Send skis to:
4 Abbott Place
Millbury, MA 01527
Anything else? Check here... www.earth911.org