Well I knew about all of them except the athletic shoes. The whole article is at MSNBC.com but I’ll give you the 7 things here:
1. Athletic shoes
5. Handheld devices
6. Dry cleaning hangers and plastic
7. Soiled glass and plastic
In Eugene we have a place called Next Step Recycling that will take the “techno-trash”, computers, handheld devices, styrofoam, and a bunch of other stuff. They’ll refurbish a lot of the electronics if they can or they’ll strip them to their component parts and recycle as much of the stuff as they can. It’s an amazing organization. They have donated a lot of computers to low-income people, schools, and kids in other countries. They are really trying to shrink the technical divide between the “have’s” and “have-not’s”.
I’ve been hearing commercials on KFOG on-line about a company in the Bay Area called Simms (sp?) Recycling and they’ll take a lot of the same stuff. They have several locations too. That’s nice. Edited: It’s Sims and they have locations all over the Bay Area and in the Sacto area too.