The Environmental News Network has a nice article on what you can do with several types of old items — how you can give them so others can reuse or recycle them. For instance:
- Appliances: Goodwill accepts working appliances, www.goodwill.org, or you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle them. 800/YES-1-CAN, www.recycle-steel.org.
Some are rather cumbersome, but several would actually not be too inconvenient. Certainly reducing use and consumption would be best, but at least this way you can still help decrease waste and the production of new products.