Where to Recycle Your Clutter

Appliances

Athletic Shoes

Batteries

Batteries: rechargable

Blue-Ray Discs

Cameras

Carpet Tiles

Cell Phones, PDAs and SmartPhones

Christmas Lights

Christmas Trees

Computer Equipment

Cosmetic Tubes, Bottles, Jars, Etc.

DVDs

Electronics

E-Waste (electronic equipment that is obsolete, defective or at end of life)

Gadgets

GPS

Hazardous Materials

  • Check with your local Bureau of Sanitation
  • Info for City of Los Angeles here

Household Hazardous Waste

iPods and iPhones

Makeup

Medicine

Packing Peanuts and Other Packing Supplies

Plastic Bottle Caps

Printer Inkjet or Toner

Televisions

Toys

  • Local holiday drives
  • Local religious organizations
  • Local domestic violence shelters
  • Local hospitals

Trophies & Awards

  • Give your local trophy shop a call and find out if they recycle these items. Some stores will melt down the metal, affix a new nameplate and a different bowler to the top of a trophy, and re-purpose old ribbons (fingernail polish remover takes off old text). They sometimes also donate refurbished medals, etc. to non-profit organizations for fundraising events. They sand off the old inscription and replace it with a new one.

Video Games

Wine Corks

Yoga Mats

*If you have suggestions for additions to this guide, send them to me at ariannavargas@gmail.com