Still holding on to the ghost of Valentine’s Day past? Wash that ex out of your hair and your life for good this Valentine’s Day — but don’t send the toxic detritus of the relationship down the drain or to the landfill! Used clothing collector USAgain has a few tips for ditching all signs of your ex in an eco-friendly way:

Clean out the bathroom cabinet. Toss that toothbrush in with your cleaning supplies and use it to scrub the mildew out of your shower.

Donate all your ex’s dog-eared paperbacks that have been cluttering up your living room to Better World Books, a company that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.

Pull that cell phone charger out of the wall and give it a charity, such as HopeLine, a program run by Verizon that collects used cell phones and chargers to benefit victims of domestic violence.

Recycle those single socks, undergarments and boyfriend sweaters. Drop them in one of USAgain’s local clothing collection bins so they can be reused or recycled.

Last but not least, toss those old photos, postcards and love letters in with the paper recycling.

Got other tips for reducing, reusing and recycling your ex’s stuff? Share your ideas in the comments.

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