Owen’s List members outdid themselves by donating over 350 pairs of eyeglasses! Glasses filled 3 boxes and were a good mix of styles and formats. We knew that many of these would be donated to people throughout the world who cannot afford them, while others would be recycled. What we didn’t know was how this … Continue reading We See Our First Eyeglasses Collection as a Big Success!
Last weekend Owen’s List members came through big time for our refugee community during a kitchenware drive! Many of you signed up and left your donations out for us to pick up. Two car loads later, we dropped off donations at their facility in SeaTac to a very enthusiastic response: "The staff and clients at … Continue reading Lettuce Celebrate the Generosity of Owen’s List Members!
One of our favorite things about Owen’s List is when people send us questions about how to get rid of things in positive ways. Sometimes it’s an item we’ve been thinking about and we already have a local partner to share. Other times it’s something we’ve never considered diverting from landfills, so we do some … Continue reading How to Keep Old CD Cases From Landfills (thanks to an Owen’s List Member!)
There are few kids around Seattle who pick up copies of Seattle's Child as reliably as Owen does. Whenever we see one at a local community center or grocery store, he's quick to grab it and look at the pictures on the car ride home. That's why we were so thrilled when we were approached … Continue reading Owen’s List On the Cover of Seattle’s Child!
Latex Paint recycling had been sadly missing in Washington state until very recently. For us, that meant drying old paint and then sending to a landfill where both the paint and the can will stay there for many, many years. Fortunately, those days are over as a new latex paint recycler is now operating down … Continue reading First Latex Paint Pickup a Big Success!
Owen and a few family members toured a landfill recently and we came back with renewed enthusiasm for reducing our waste and the impact it has on our environment. We see garbage trucks take our trash away, drive by transfer stations where it’s kept temporarily, but until this tour we did not have a full … Continue reading How a Landfill Tour Gave Us a New Perspective on Trash
It was a windy, snowy, sunny, and cloudy day in February, but that didn’t stop Owen’s List members from coming up big during our recent thread collection event. We collected bags, bags, and more bags of clothes, shoes, and linens from several neighborhoods with a final tally of over 500 lbs of the stuff! Items … Continue reading Over 500 Lbs of ‘Threads’ Diverted from Landfills by Owen’s List Members
Last weekend Owen’s List members came through for our community big time by donating a huge number of diapers to benefit WestSide Baby. From up North in Ballard, down South to White Center and East to Wedgwood, families from all over Seattle took diapers that might have gone to waste and instead donated them to … Continue reading Over 4,300 Diapers Donated to Local Families!
Last week Owen and a few family members visited the Recology / Cleanscapes recycling facility in South Seattle. Visits involve both an interactive presentation and a tour of the recycling line where people over 13 can get remarkably close to the action (you’ll be that old before you know it Owen!). Visits are free to … Continue reading 5 Things We Learned on a Recycling Center Tour That Will Make You a Better Recycler
Amy Moreno from King 5 News joined us on a recent electronics pickup (and waited during our 'pit stop'). Electronics has always been one of Owen's favorites and this one was no exception. Phones, Kindles, iPods and even an early Roomba were just a few of the items we picked off to be recycled. … Continue reading King 5 Story on Owen’s List!