recycling

Off the Wall: 21 Clever Uses for Leftover Wallpaper

If you have a few orphaned rolls of wallpaper laying around, here are 21 creative ideas to use it up without putting it on the wall.

From Dumpster Diving to Garage Sales, Turning Trash Into Cash

Learn how one dedicated recycler earned $1,200, paid her tuition, repaired her furniture, and financed her wedding with discarded stuff she found.

How to Get Rid of Your Old Electronics

These four responsible ways to dispose of old electronics will keep them the out of landfills and may even put a little more money in your pocket.

10 Unique Garden Containers and Techniques

Whether you have a big yard plot or a tiny windowsill, start your garden with one of these frugal, eco-friendly garden ideas.

5 Futuristic Business Opportunities

The times they are a'changing. Again. Here are five commercial and marketing trends you can look forward to -- and profit from -- in 2012.

Cash for Trash: Making Money Recycling

Recycling isn't just good for the environment; it's also good for your wallet. From cans to paper to electronics and more, learn how to earn cash by going green.

6 Paths to a Greener Back-to-School Season

Eco-friendly school supplies are a great way to teach kids about sustainability. Even better, a green back-to-school can help mom and dad save lots of cash.

9 Helpful (and Weird) Uses for Hair and Excess Pet Fur

I'm not going to claim that they're all pleasant, but from charity donations to creating crafts, there are several ways to reuse human hair and pet fur.

Surprising Items That Criminal Recyclers Are After

From the $2,300-an-ounce metal inside your car to high-school seats, discover what unexpected items thieves are trading into recycling centers for cash.

Should We Pay $2 Per Pound for Garbage Disposal?

In many European countries, citizens have to pay for their garbage disposal based on weight or volume. Could it work in the U.S.?

Why Recycling Is My Lowest Priority

Recycling may not be the saving grace we all believe it to be. Before you even consider putting out your curbside bin, learn what you should do first.

Dumpster-Diving 101: 6 Strategies for Success

From discovering the best areas and times to dive to knowing what to look out for and what gear you need, learn proven strategies for successful and safe dumpster diving.

5 Websites for Swapping Your Clothes and Refreshing Your Wardrobe

Clothing swaps parties have become popular in recent years as frugal and fashion conscious men and women find that trading clothes is a great way to update a wardrobe for next to n

Make Money Recycling: Get Paid to Recycle by 15 Websites

Can you could use some cash for your old broken cell phones, laptops, or ink cartridges? These companies actually pay you to recycle.

How to Recycle your Clothes, Shoes, Electronics, and More

We have so much STUFF. Cell phones that don’t work any more. Batteries that won’t charge any more. Shoes that have holes in them. The list goes on. We don’t want to throw this old

Eco-Capitalism - How to make money from garbage

Most of us probably have sold a few bottles and cans and got a couple dollars, but could you believe that some people have made millions or even billions of dollars from trash?

“Free” category on Craigslist to be renamed “Haul away my old, bulky, broken crap for free.”

I used to love the “free” button on Craigslist. There were some killer giveaways on there, including things like antique movie projectors, great toys for the kids, ornaments, lamps

Welcome to Container City - How Shipping Containers Are Recycled into Green Dwellings

At any port you can probably see hundreds to thousands of empty shipping containers just sitting around waiting to be loaded. In recent times these containers have not only transp

Have you ever seen such amazing junk?

My recent post about reusing old plastic bottles inspired me to look around at other ways to use, well, garbage. And I found a site that really made me think twice about the con

The many uses for empty plastic bottles

It's been a while since I did one of these video compilation posts, and the subject at hand is more than worthwhile. I thought I'd look around for innovative and inventive