02/24/2014 08:48 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2014

Genius Ways To Turn Clutter Into Cash

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Take a peek in your kitchen junk drawer. Mixed in with the old rubber bands and dried-out ballpoint pens, you'll likely find outmoded devices, like that 1999 PalmPilot, or useless ink cartridges for a printer that broke during the Bush administration. But simply tossing everything feels wasteful and the landfills are plenty full already.

Luckily, there are online and in-store programs that allow you to recycle your stuff so it's put to good use -- and often offer payment or credit in return. Get ready to beef up your bank account and feel virtuous, to boot.

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