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When it comes to spring cleaning, it’s not just sweeping and mopping. It’s also about de-cluttering.
 
“Clean out your closets, clean out your basement, clean out your garage, and those things you no longer need. Or use being them down to goodwill, and we will put them to good use,” said Executive Director of Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries Inc, Bill Tennis.  
 
Studies show that clutter can cause stress. So while you’re wiping windows and dusting. Don’t forget to go through some of your hidden treasures. Instead of throwing those items away.
 
Consider donating them to a place like Goodwill. It’s not only eco-friendly, but it also helps the community. 
 
“When you spring clean and you bring that item, or items you don’t need to goodwill. You are helping employ people in the communities that we serve,” said Tennis. 
 
But that’s not the only eco-friendly way to go about your spring cleaning.
 
Recycling is another way to tidy up your space, while helping our environment. And it looks like the recycle center at Indiana State University is seeing more people this time of year. 
 
“Obviously the warm weather gets people out. Cleaning and thinking about reorganizing and we are here for a lot of the items that are recyclable but because of some of the current markets we have seen some changes,” said Paul Reed, ISU Recycle Center. 
 
Those changes include plastic items.
 
“Because of the low crude oil prices because of plastic bags or plastic film which all fits into the same category is currently not acceptable here,” said Reed. 
 
Don’t be discourage just because the ISU Recycling Center isn’t taking folks’ plastic bags anymore. They are still able to recycle a lot of things like paper material, glass, and plastic bottles.  

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