Did you know that roughly 7 million appliances are thrown away a week? Today is Earth Day and Glenn and I were talking about ways to recycle old kitchen appliances, but we weren't exactly sure how one would go about recycling old kitchen appliances.

Let's say you've got an old microwave or toaster that doesn't work anymore and has found a new home in your basement or garage, but you want to get rid of it to free up some space. Have you ever wondered as Glenn and I did what to do with your old appliances that don't work or that you just don't want anymore?

I got an email this morning from Jessie Carrier who works for DeRuyter School District and this is what she recommended:


A wonderful site to visit to find out multiple products that can be recycled is www.terracycle.net.I collect juice pouches and dairy tubs for my school, send them in (they supply the UPS labels), and my school is credited with points that can be exchanged for money.

Why not check it out? Who knows?  You might have something that's on the recyclable list and not only be able to clear up some space in your house but also help out your local school too.  A win, win for everyone!