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Subject: Recycling Eyeglasses, magazines, tennis shoes, and computers
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 3:57 PM ET
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For eyeglasses, you can give to the Lions Clubs' Recycle for Sight program- www.lionsclubs.org

Magazines-give to your local women's shelters, hopsitals, and nursing homes

Tennis shoes-help build playgrounds and basketball and tennis courts for kids- www.nikereuseashoe.com

Computers-National Cristina Foundation places refurbished computers in educational and training organizations for people who have special needs or are economically disadvantaged- www.cristina.org


Date Posted: 2/15/2009 9:32 PM ET
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Interesting, thank you for the links!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 2:42 AM ET
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My library has a bin for used eyeglasses.

Magazines can be left at your doctor's office (they won't care or notice) or traded at Half-Price Books. Computers can be recycled various places, big retailers do it now, local communities sometimes gather them up, and my Goodwill stores recycle anything electronic.

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 2:47 PM ET
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I've started saving my magazines until school is out. My daughter is always having to make collages that show certain shapes or angles, or maybe fat-free foods. I'm not talking kindergarten here. High school honors courses. So teachers could probably use the magazines, too.

Date Posted: 4/12/2011 7:25 PM ET
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I run a school library, so I accept all old magazines (except porn). They all go in a big green box by the door, where people can pick out anything they want and take it with them, and every one teacher takes a bunch every semester for collage projects.

Date Posted: 4/21/2012 9:58 AM ET
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We are starting a sneaker recycling poject soon and like to get all used and unwanted snaekers. But it only makes sense if you are from europe. Please send all sheos postage paid to us. Find the website as refrence for the adress here:  fabfive24 sneaker shop

Date Posted: 4/21/2012 4:03 PM ET
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Lions Club takes hearing aids as well.  When I called the Lions to ask, they said just put the hearing aids in the eye glasses box.

Date Posted: 5/20/2012 1:16 AM ET
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Just saw that Staples now has free computer and technology recycling. Here's the list of what they'll take:

Items accepted for free recycling*:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops, tablets, eReaders
  • Monitors
  • Desktop printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, all-in-ones
  • Shredders
  • UPS/battery backup devices
  • Peripherals including mice, keyboards, modems, routers and PC speakers
  • Small electronics including GPS devices, digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones and cordless phones
  • External hard drives and small servers

*Limit 6 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased.

And it doesn't matter how OLD the equipment is either :-)

Date Posted: 7/22/2014 8:29 AM ET
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