REUSE/RECYCLE/SHRED: Big West Seattle Junction event next month, and a Georgetown event sooner

Just announced …

If you’ve been doing “quarantine cleaning” and finding yourself unable to get rid of some items because the pandemic has reduced donation/drop-off opportunities – good news! The West Seattle Junction Association and partners are presenting this reuse/recycle event next month, 9 am-1 pm Saturday, September 26th, in the lot off 42nd SW south of SW Oregon. Shredding, too. It’s all free. Go here for the rules (such as, wear a mask, even in your vehicle).

In case you wondered, Fauntleroy Church has told us they’re NOT planning a fall Recycle Roundup, so the Junction event is your big chance. Or, if you can’t wait …

GEORGETOWN EVENT: We’ve received an announcement of 3R Technology‘s “e-waste recycling event” 10 am-2 pm Saturday, August 29th, at 5511 1st Ave. S. [map]. Click ahead for those details:

This will be a limited contact event!!

We have designed this special free recycling event to keep our staff and the community safe! Following these safety rules will let us keep you and our staff safe…
• Put materials in your trunk or back seat.
• Wear your face covering and please stay in your vehicle unless instructed otherwise.
• Our employees will remove items from your vehicle.
• Do not attend if you are sick.
Items that will be accepted:
• TVs & Monitors
• Computers & Laptops
• Servers & Networking Equipment
• All printers, Fax Machines, and scanners
• Av Equipment (DVD/VHS/Stereo units)
• UPS battery backups
• Telecom Equipment & Cell Phones
• Keyboards and Mice
• Microwaves too!
• Confidential Soft Media Shredding (CD’s, DVD’s.VHS, etc…)
• Battery Disposal
• Office Furniture (Desks, Tables, Chairs, NO FILING CABINETS)
• Confidential Data Destruction (Bring up to 10 hard drives or other devices containing data and we will accept and shred at no charge)

9 Replies to "REUSE/RECYCLE/SHRED: Big West Seattle Junction event next month, and a Georgetown event sooner"

  • TrunkFullOfPlasticFilm August 21, 2020 (4:05 pm)

    Any recommendations for recycling plastic film/packaging materials near west seattle? I tried to find a drop off point near Admiral safeway but could not find one.

    • hb August 21, 2020 (7:18 pm)

      so much plastic film!  check out ridwell.  they come to you bi-monthly and pick up a variety of items – including plastic film.

      • Wyndow August 21, 2020 (11:41 pm)

        Seconded for Ridwell. I can’t believe how much plastic film our family generates every two weeks. Plus the other items they pick up are great – clothes batteries etc. 

      • Selfbagger August 22, 2020 (7:07 am)

        Yup on Ridwell! There is a cost – 10 bucks a month I think. But we love the service for plastic film pickup and they have also had pick ups for corks ( covid-19 is increasing those at our house!) Prescription bottles. Check it out! They take styrofoam for additional cost of 9 dollars for a monster bag full.

    • KM August 22, 2020 (7:33 am)

      Have you tried these other locations? That way you don’t have to pay for Ridwell.

    • Cm August 25, 2020 (1:18 pm)

      The plastic film drop off at Safeway is inside the breeze way(in the first set of auto doors). Also google plastic film recycle and there is a website that you can search by zip. I suggest calling to confirm with the business, but I can say as of last week, admiral Safeway was accepting plastic film. 

  • John Nardello August 22, 2020 (8:09 am)

    Any idea on whether they’re going to shed the hard drives in front of you, or is this a “give us the drives and trust us not to resell them later as-is” thing ?

  • Marianne August 22, 2020 (9:53 am)

    I have been using terracycle.comSome programs, such as recycling plastic waste, you pay for.  Other programs, such as recycling pet food packaging are free.  For plastic waste, I bought a pre-labled FEDEX box from Terracycle for $86 for the 11x11x20 size.  As a single person it took me about four months to fill it (and made me much more aware of how much plastic I had been using).  This time I purchased the larger size, which was a better deal.

  • MrsL August 22, 2020 (11:11 am)

    There are plastic film drop off bins in Safeway near the doors. I’ve seen them at both the Admiral and Alaska Junction stores.

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