Saturday, January 6, 2007

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Resources for Reuse

Re-Use Guide from RecycleWorks in San Mateo county, California

An e-mail from the San Mateo County RecycleWorks reminded me how thankful I am for all the organizations that work at the city, county, state, region, or country level to provide information on where to donate unwanted items - so we can reuse, not just recycle.

Just in the San Francisco Bay Area, besides RecycleWorks, we have a number of other resources, including:
- Palo Alto's Recyclopedia (recycling and reuse)
- SF Environment (San Francisco - mostly recycling but some reuse)
- StopWaste.org from Alameda County (select Materials to be Reused from the Where do I Recycle? menu)

And a quick search shows me a whole range of useful sites, such as:
- Greener Miami
- The Delaware Reuse Guide
- The Environmental Protection Agency in New England
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - a UK site, which has introduced me to the term scrapstore.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can also donate items to nonprofits in San Mateo County by using the Community Wish List. The site provides profiles on the nonprofits and you can search a database to see what they need.

http://www.communitywishlist.org

Jeri said...

Thank you so much for the pointer to the Community Wish List - what a nice resource to know about!