I find many many eye glasses when decluttering houses or packing up deceased estates so I now have a Lions RECYCLE for Sight box that I take with me in the car to collect them all.
Once this box is filled Australia Post will post it for free to Old Lions where they are sorted, cleaned and then repacked into recycled Christmas cake boxes by volunteers. They are then sent to places such as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific rim.
Since 1991, 3 million pairs of glasses have been collected in Australia. The world wide program collects 7 million each year and distributes over 4 million to people in need.
So instead of putting old spectacles into the rubbish, contact me and I can send them to be recycled.