The goal of Owen’s List is to show people a better destination than a landfill for stuff they no longer need. Some drop offs are alternate recycling facilities. Others are hazardous waste disposal sites. A third category is community organizations that can use your stuff for good. Here is a list of some of the items we have found ways to dispose of that you probably have at home too. Click the links to learn more about the items and where to dispose of them.
There are many options for recycling electronics. We can help you find one that will recover the materials that can be reused while safely disposing of the rest.
Styrofoam takes up considerable space in our landfills and takes many years to break down. Owen’s List will show you better alternatives.
We learned about the toxic chemicals that can release from used batteries and how important it is to safely dispose of them once they have stopped working.
Thin plastics are everywhere and often end up in recycling facilities. They don’t belong there but can be recycled in other ways.
Light bulbs don’t belong in landfills because they contain harmful chemicals. Here is how you can recycle them in Seattle with Owen’s List.
Old clothing, linens, and shoes often end up in the trash even though nearly all of them can be reused or recycled into new things.
Many Seattle residents compost, but something even more efficient can be done with food items before it gets to that point.
Despite being made of metal, wire clothes hangers should not be recycled. Think that means they should be trashed? Think again.