Books, Glue and Ink Cartridges
Used textbooks and novels: Leave them at your nearest BetterWorld Books drop box. The organization has reused or recycled more than 117 million books to date and raised in excess of $15 million for libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations around the world.
Glue: Classrooms participating in Elmer’s Glue Crew collect empty glue sticks and bottles big and small throughout the year, saving enough to fill up a box, then send the empties to a recycling center using free downloadable shipping labels. There, old glue holders are transformed into new products like plastic bins.
Empty ink cartridges and small electronics: Schools can sign up for free recycling with Office Depot at MySchoolRecycles.com. Teachers and students send in the ink and toner empties (free shipping!), and the supply company rewards them with a gift card for the value, for use in store and online.