Save Time: Recycle While You Shop

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Items that can’t be tossed in the curbside bin are a bit of a pain to recycle. You’re often not sure what to do with these items, so they can easily pile up around the house — increasing the chances you’ll get sick of the clutter and simply toss them in the trash.

While you’re out and about doing your holiday shopping this season, save yourself some time by making the most of retail-based recycling solutions — freeing your home of clutter and nixing extra trips that may be involved in responsibly disposing of hard-to-recycle household waste.

Read on for a list of materials that are accepted at retailers near you. You may be surprised by what made the list.

Next page: CFL bulbs, plastic bags, packing peanuts and bubble wrap

Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.