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Unused electronic wires and remotes. Everyone has that leftover box of unknown cables, wires and remotes. Some of these cables have been found to have dangerous toxins in them that are released when they're incinerated, so avoid throwing these in the trash. Because they have copper in them, cables are of value to recyclers, but finding a recycling facility does require some research. Consult the Electronics Takeback Campaign or the EPA's eCycling website for official facilities, or simply do a quick Google search for an electronics recycler near you.
Broken glass. If simply thrown into the trash, broken glass (or any glass) is like a concealed weapon — it can quickly cut through paper and plastic and cause serious injury to yourself or others. The best thing to do is to wrap glass in some kind of disposable cloth and gently hammer the glass so that it breaks into much smaller pieces. Put the cloth in a box or bag and label it "broken glass" before putting it in the trash.