Green Impact: 4 out of 5
Got a scary slurry of old, hazardous items in the basement that you're not sure what to do with? Set a date with your neighbors to combine and sort.
Find out where to properly dispose of each category at Earth911.com, and then divvy up the drop-off duties.
Items to Collect
- Antifreeze and motor oil
- CFLs, thermometers, and other items that contain mercury
- Chemical-laden cleaning products
- E-waste (televisions, computers, stereos, cell phones)
- Paints and solvents
- Smoke detectors
But what about the junk that's not toxic -- and still usable -- that you just don't need anymore? Here's how to donate or sell unwanted possessions.