Next ‘Recycle Roundup’ at Fauntleroy Church set for April 28th

April 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm | In Environment, Fauntleroy, West Seattle news | 14 Comments

(WSB photo from last September’s Recycle Roundup)
It’s an ever-more-popular component of spring/fall cleaning in West Seattle – the twice-yearly Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church. Judy Pickens sends word that the date for the next one is set!

The Recycle Roundup is coming to town again, thanks to organizing by the Green Committee at Fauntleroy Church. It will be Sunday, April 28, 9 am – 3 pm in the church parking lot (9140 California Ave. SW). 1 Green Planet will take almost anything for free, responsible recycling. Here’s the list and contact information for questions.


  1. According to the list, VHS tapes are not recycleable, but videotapes are. Beta and reel-to-reel only?

    Comment by Blair Johnson — 1:38 pm April 11, 2013 #

  2. Anyone have a suggestion for old latex and oil paints/cans? SPU says to use them up, dry the can in the sun and pitch them. Not so helpful when they are half-full and rusting. Fairly certain the transfer station no longer accepts either. Any suggestions?
    Let’s just say we inherited a load of these at our new house. Thanks.

    Comment by walnut — 3:04 pm April 11, 2013 #

  3. This is such a great service! Thanks to all involved. Unfortunately, we’ll be out of town that day, but last time made lots of “donations.”

    Comment by GFC — 3:13 pm April 11, 2013 #

  4. Get some kitty litter:

    Comment by Lisa — 3:51 pm April 11, 2013 #

  5. Walnut,
    SPU says for latex paint you can harden it by adding cat litter. Also suggest giving to community groups or friends.–Latex/index.htm

    For oil based paint, SPU says to NOT let it dry out as the vapors are hazardous. You have to take it to a “Household Hazardous Waster Facility.” They link to those locations in this description.–Oil-Based/index.htm

    Comment by ghar72 — 3:53 pm April 11, 2013 #

  6. YEA! I have a pile of stuff building again. And don’t forget to bring some cash to donate to the church. They don’t require it, but its a nice gesture since they go to all the work to get this scheduled for our community.

    Comment by coffee — 4:04 pm April 11, 2013 #

  7. I think they included Videotapes by mistake – because I did try to take Beta tapes there once and they didn’t take those or the VHS tapes.

    Comment by JEM — 5:10 pm April 11, 2013 #

  8. What about vacuum cleaners?

    Comment by Ollie — 9:41 pm April 11, 2013 #

  9. if it has a cord they will take it…

    Comment by they — 12:53 am April 12, 2013 #

  10. The list says “CDs & Players”, but I have it on reasonably good authority (a member of Fauntleroy Church, involved with the Recycle Roundup) that is NOT true.
    CD players, yes.
    CDs, NO.
    Maybe someone “in charge” should correct this error before people show up attempting (fruitlessly) to recycle CDs…?

    Comment by anti-obstruction — 12:59 am April 12, 2013 #

  11. Judy IS involved with Fauntleroy Church – this isn’t just some bit of information picked up on the street. Just FYI. However, maybe the apparent error is why she’s just sent me a different one, which I will substitute out. This wouldn’t be the first time the list has changed for one of these, as the assisting company has at times changed its policies for what it takes. Thanks. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:56 am April 12, 2013 #

  12. Thanks to 1 Green Planet and Fauntleroy Church for this great event! I will drop off some accumulated stuff, including stuff printed by the Treasury.

    Comment by Blair Johnson — 12:14 pm April 12, 2013 #

  13. Yikes! :(
    All I was doing was trying to circumvent folks showing up with items that were not actually welcomed at this event…I for one would love to find a place to responsibly recycle CDs.
    My goal was to pass on correct information, not insult anyone connected with this endeavor.
    Apologies if my input was misconstrued as criticism.

    Comment by anti-obstruction — 1:02 pm April 12, 2013 #

  14. On a nominally related note the DEA is sponsoring another drug take back day for expired / unneeded prescription drugs the day before this event. SPD’s SW Precinct is a drop off location.

    Comment by 35this35mph — 12:18 pm April 13, 2013 #

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