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Earn Cash For Trash

Did you know that you can recycle common things around the home?  But now, it gets even better! Retail and on-line stores are now giving cash back rewards to encourage recycling. Below are a just a few of the hundreds of resources of participating retail and on-line stores that offer cash back incentives:

Earn cash for trash, recycle for cash

  • Bring six old make-up containers to MAC Cosmetics and receive a free lipstick, lip gloss or eyeshadow of your choice.
  • Bring your used sporting goods to Play It Again Sports for a cash back reward.
  • Save your empty ink cartridges/toner and receive $3 per cartridge at Staples and Office Depot.
  • Trade your child’s old toys for new toys at ToySwap.com.
  • Sell your old DVDs, videos, and CDs for cash at SwapTree.com.
  • Bring your old iPod to an Apple Store and receive 10% off your new iPod purchased the same day.
  • Sell old cell phones for cash at Cell4Cash.com.
  • Bring wire hangers to local dry cleaners for cash back.
  • Mail your old digital cameras, computers, hard drives, gaming consoles, calculators, PDAs, and video games to Gazelle.com for cash back.
  • Mail old GPS’ and MP3 players to RecycleBank.com for points. Points earn you free stuff at participating stores.
  • Bring reusable bags to the following grocery stores Giant Food, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Target and receive $0.05 off your total purchase per bag.
  • Recycle old beverage containers at Greenopolis Recycling Kiosks nationwide and receive rewards with participating stores.
  • Bring old video games to Game Stop for cash back rewards.
  • Bring old denim jeans (any brand) to Gap for a discount on a new pair of Gap jeans (limited time).
  • Bring your reusable coffee mug/tumbler to any Starbucks and receive $0.10 off your drink purchase.

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