Here's a holiday you probably don't have marked on your calendar: America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.
It's worth noting. You don't have to spend any money. And rather than winding up with a necktie or slippers that you don't want, you might find a way to get rid of stuff you
National retail chains and local municipalities often have special recycling events on and leading up to ARD, so it's a good opportunity to responsibly dispose of miscellaneous items you've had lying around the house that you aren't sure how to get rid of.
The National Recycling Coalition promotes
America Recycles Day
on its Web site. It provides links where you can learn about ARD events around the country, but the information is provided by local recycling organizations and is a little uneven.
Beyond that, here are a few seasonal and perennial ways to get rid of items that could stand to be recycled more often than they are:
I wrote over the summer about how tricky it is to
recycle a landline
. Programs that take all sorts of other electronics tend to overlook phones.
But from now until Nov. 15, you can take your
(SPLS - Get Report)
for recycling, in addition to the computer equipment, ink cartridges and cell phones that you can bring to the
office supply chain
for recycling any time.
This is easy.
all take them, as do many cell-phone stores.