MORE RECYCLING: Plastic-film dropoff on Saturday

We’ve already told you about the big reuse/recycle event in The Junction on Saturday (info here if you’re catching up). Now we’ve learned of one other recycling-dropoff event that same day – Ridwell invites you to bring plastic film (including plastic grocery bags!) to a dropoff event in Admiral:

The local recycling service Ridwell will be in West Seattle on Saturday, September 26th for a free community event to pick up all your plastic film. The community is trying to reach their goal of 50,000 pounds of material saved from landfills by the end of 2020 and we’re already over halfway there!

Date: Sat. Sept. 26th

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Where: PCC West Seattle parking lot, 2749 California Ave. SW

What: Ridwell will be in West Seattle to collect and recycle your plastic film including plastic bags, bubble wrap, shipping envelopes, and more.

Here is a list of What We Take

This event is open to members and non-members to drop off overflow plastics for free. If you’re not a member yet, stop by and see what we’re all about.

RSVP for the free recycling event here.

9 Replies to "MORE RECYCLING: Plastic-film dropoff on Saturday"

  • Daphneadora September 23, 2020 (8:44 pm)

    It is rediculous how excited I am about this! I have a huge bag of these types of plastics and I haven’t known where to take them. 

    • KM September 23, 2020 (9:24 pm)

      I’m excited too. I believe there are some local stores who take them in case you can’t make it Saturday, or for future use. I heard that Trex uses them in their decking products, maybe someone with more knowledge can verify?

    • Maria September 23, 2020 (9:28 pm)

      Easy, there’s a bin for plastic film right inside the entry of the Admiral Safeway – just opposite the trash/recycle bins.   Other businesses around West Seattle take them, too,  which you can find by searching past WSB articles

  • Anna September 23, 2020 (10:32 pm)

    I am so excited too! I signed up for Ridwell’s service! I can’t wait until my first pick up!! Thank you Ridwell and WSB!

  • r September 24, 2020 (6:38 am)

    How are they are able to take plastics like this, but the city recyling cannot?  What are they doing with them?  Just curious

    • Ryan September 24, 2020 (10:31 am)

      Hi there,  Ryan from Ridwell here.  We complement what the city does and do things differently so can take things that single-stream can’t. With respect to plastic film, material we take in (either at this event or from the 1,200+ Ridwell members in West Seattle) is pre-sorted. We also screen out any contaminants so it can go to a US-based recycler who turns it into composite decking.  With city programs, it would be mixed together and then separated by machines for the most part. That works for some categories like aluminum cans and cardboard, but is much, much harder for thin, flexible plastics.

      • Also John September 24, 2020 (2:21 pm)

        Thanks Ryan for providing this opportunity.  I have four medium sized bags full of plastic film.

  • Chris Loeffler September 25, 2020 (7:18 pm)

    Super. I have 20lbs to contribute. Home Depot stopped taking them during covid for some reason. Thanks for doing this. Thanks 

  • Deb September 26, 2020 (2:35 pm)

    This was so easy and appreciated!  They are continuing to collect the bags while their full trucks go back to SODO and return to fill back up.  They’ve had several full trucks already. Well done!

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