Recycle Odd Items
You are probably already in the habit of the putting out waste paper for recycling along with aluminium cans and plastic bottles and you can always check with your local services for a list of exactly which items can be recycled at the curbside.
However, there are also many charities and organisations that will take other household items for recycling or re-use. Up to 80% of a cell phone is recyclable, while reading glasses can be re-used by people with poor sight in developing nations. Look out for collection boxes in libraries and major stores. Several organizations will also collect bras at drop off points or by mail, and some will even send you a tax reduction receipt for your donation.
To protect the environment, always dispose of hazardous items carefully. Most counties will have a drop off point or they may hold one-day events where you can take items such as small appliances, pesticides and paints. They will also take single use and rechargeable batteries, both of which have several recyclable components.