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CDs & shoes can be recycled?

What do these three items have in common? All three can be recycled!
And bras, too? You might be in the middle of cleaning out your room before heading off to college or just ready for a change.

Nike collects old tennis shoes, regardless of their condition or brand, and turns them into gymnasium floors and running tracks.  So, rescue that pair of sneaks from the trash and visit Nike’s Reuse a Shoe site to find a collection location near you.

Got a drawer full of old bras, ones you’ve outgrown or just didn’t work with your favorite shirt?  They too, can be recycled.  Titled the “Bosom Buddy” program, this organization takes your discards and distributes them to women staying in transitional housing.  For more information visit The Bra Recyclers.  This donation will require postage, as there is not a drop-off location in Indiana.

Read that book infinitum or downloaded that favorite CD to your MP3 player?  Visit Swaptree and find out how you can trade in that unwanted CD for another that you have been dying to add to your collection. There is a shipping cost.  Also, if you are under 18, you will need to get your parents involved to participate.  Other alternatives to consider are donating your used book or CD to IMCPL for their Secondhand Prose book sale or visiting local resale shops like Half-Price Books.

Remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
For more on recycling visit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Indiana  Recycling  Coalition  .