10/13/2012 05:39 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2012

Recycling Electronics, Donating Books And More: 10 Things To Give To Charity

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni:

Sure, you can extend the life of your recyclables by tossing them in the curbside bin, but did you know your trash can also benefit charitable causes? A whopping 72 percent of Earth911 readers said they would be more likely to recycle if it benefited charity, according to our informal homepage poll. So, to help you give back with your throw-aways, Earth911 rounded up this list of 10 common household items you can recycle for charity, conserving natural resources and making a difference in your community.

List and captions courtesy of Earth911

10 Things To Recycle For Charity