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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Use Your Old Cellphone to Give Back

Most cell phone providers will take back your old cell phones, advises professional organizer Allison Flinn. You can check this list to see if you can drop them off in-store or mail them in. Or do one better and donate your cell to a charitable cause. Verizon Wireless sponsors a program called HopeLine, which gives used cell phones to survivors of domestic violence. You can also donate your phone to Cell Phones for Soldiers, which helps active duty military members and veterans call home for free.

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