There are so many things that you can re-purpose instead of recycle or throw away. Now my wife isn't really big on it... She thinks it's a form or hoarding. In her defense, I do tend to keep anything and everything with the idea that I will use it for something. Nine times out of ten, it ends up in the garage, and I don't use it for anything.
What do you hold to and re-purpose? MSN has a list of 65 things you can hold onto and use for something else... Click Here to check it out.