St. Louis kid turning trash into treasure for local charities

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CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)-- A young St. Louis entrepreneur is turning trash into treasure for local charities.

Sam Klein, 13, has a passion for garbage and he's making a difference for folks in need.

Sam is president and founder of "Recycle Charity Group."

He's been fascinated by trash ever since kindergarten when he would help load the garbage trucks and made friends with the garbage men in his Creve Coeur neighborhood.

So he started his own business that collects ink jet cartridges, laser toners, cell phones and other small electronic devices.

He sells the items and uses the money to buy items for the Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis.

On Saturday, Sam will be collecting wish list items and cash donations for the Ronald McDonald House from 8:45am to 5pm at the Dierberg’s Heritage Plaza in Creve Coeur at Olive and Ross , that's west of Interstate 270.