Recycling Hazardous Materials Responsibly

Plenty of homes have cans of leftover paint, unwanted bottles of pesticide and even old knives hanging around simply because no one knows how to dispose of them safely. Finally, we've got the expert answers on how to get rid of everything from light bulbs to pain meds in the most eco-friendly way possible (12 Photos)

Sadia Latifi on Jan 1, 2013 at 12:10PM

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Recycling Hazardous Materials Responsibly

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Donate an Old Cell Phone

Ready to upgrade your cell phone? Instead of stashing the old one in a drawer, donate it to a worthy cause. Verizon Wireless, for example, sponsors a program called HopeLine, which gives used cell phones to survivors of domestic violence. You can also send gently used phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers, which recycles them and uses the money to help active duty military members and veterans call home for free.

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