Waste prevention and reuse are just as important as recycling. If you can’t prevent or reuse something, than make sure you recycle it. It saves money and resources when it isn’t created in the first place.
Here are some easy ideas for making less waste.
Thrift shops and charitable organizations will generally accept used items in good condition for reuse and resale. Because “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure,” as the old saying goes, taking your unwanted items to your local charity is a smart idea that can prevent waste and help others in need.
For an extensive resource for donation options, download the Re-Use Guide (PDF) – http://www.recycleworks.org/pdf/reuse_guide.pdf.
Some of the larger organizations include:
Hours of Public Use of Transfer Facility:
Hours for Public Recycling Center: