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!
A photographer from Q13 News came along during a recent pickup and shared the story of Owen's List. Check it out and let us know what you think! Sign Up
Check out who got featured in MyBallard.com today! Grateful for the great article sharing the story about how Owen and I started this project. We are excited to help even more of our neighbors learn about local recycling options. Sign Up
224 Lbs of Lights Recycled! Owen's List members had a lot of old holiday lights to recycle this year. Big and small bulbs. Long strands and short strands. Colored lights and clear ones. No matter the type, they are now in a better place than a landfill after your old lights were dropped off at … Continue reading Even Clark Griswold Would Have Been Impressed!
In December we did a huge push to help our neighbors properly dispose of all the Styrofoam that came with their Christmas packages. Amazingly we were able to recycle nearly 700 Lbs!
Thanks to our friends at Queen Anne View for writing a story about Owen's List! They shared how we got started and previewed a few of our upcoming items that we think people will enjoy learning about. Sign Up
Battery pickup yesterday was a big success! We picked up from many of you and in total collected over 170 lbs. That is the weight of more than 4 Owens! More work remains, though, as the City of Seattle is estimated to throw away 36 tons of batteries per year in the garbage according to a 2014 study! … Continue reading 170 Lbs. of Batteries Diverted from Landfills!
Several weeks ago while volunteering, we noticed that our partner Westside Baby was low on socks, pajamas, and winter coats. This seemed like a job for Owen's List so we posted a message saying we were collecting all three and would drop them off soon. The response was incredible as we were able to fill … Continue reading A Warmer Winter for Many Kids This Year
Today we dropped off one of the largest (and most delicious) Owen's List pickups yet with over 55 lbs of Halloween candy! We delivered this to Birthday Dreams as part of their annual donation drive. They are a fantastic organization we learned about recently that plans birthday parties for homeless kids in the area. Candy … Continue reading 55 Lbs of Halloween Candy Put to a Good Cause!