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8/18/09 6:25 P

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I will take my cell phone to a shelter. It's "ancient" in cell phone terms, not sure they'd want it ...

I found out our local small electronics store (used to be a Radio Shack franchise store) and they'll take for free essentially anything with an electric cord - not kitchen appliances except microwaves, but they'll take everything else, so I'll do that, it's easy.

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8/12/09 1:39 P

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There is a organization called Cell Phones for Soldiers ( www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/about.
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8/9/09 3:35 P

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Old cellphones can definitely go to shelters. I'm a teacher and I take my old things (after the cord is cut off) into my school for the younger grades. They can use them in dramatic play areas, take them apart and see how they work or pretend to fix things. Sometimes you can also take the broken things to Goodwill because people will still buy them for parts or to practice fixing.

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8/3/09 10:03 A

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The post office near my house has pre paid plastic envelopes that you can use to mail your cell phone and cell phone devices for free.

The recycling plant where I take my stuff has a deivision that takes any eletronic or eletric equipment.

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8/2/09 7:14 P

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I don't know about the undies, but the cell phone stores usually have a box for old phones that are then given to women's shelters or something similar.
You may be able to get rid of broken fans on radios if you offer them for free on Craigslist or Freecycle. Someone may want them for parts or art.


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8/1/09 6:49 P

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OK, I have found places to take in batteries, old TVs (for a fee), CDs, even video tape.

But what do I do with my old broken bluetooth earpiece and charger?

Old cell phones?

Underwear that no longer fits (and no, local clothing stores won't take them, and I have more than plenty of rags, lace bras just don't quite cut it for cleaning things, and it's not compostable)?

Broken fans?

Broken radios?


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