iPhone app for recycling locations
Friday, June 19, 2009 - 14:33
I literally have a pile of toxic waste in my house that I don't know what to do with. In a corner, years of old cellphone batteries, old computer components, plastic bags and packing peanuts have taken up a noticeable portion of my little apartment. As an environmentally conscious person, I can throw this in neither the trash nor the recycle bin, so my friend who works for Earth911 told me about this free application his company makes for the iPhone called iRecycle. I type in what I need to recycle and it tells me the location of the closest place to recycle it. Also, it can give me directions there, connect me directly to the place via the phone, and the app categorizes what that particular location recycles so that I don't have to drive to other unnecessary locations with the rest of my toxic slew.
Now that I have all that toxic debris out of my home I can practically feel the tumors receding and have opened up the floor space to put those useful things that I really need, like a hot-rod couch or Hello Kitty piano.
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