WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Recycling, music, more!

(Photo by Danny McMillin – Canada Geese passing Alki Point)

The first weekend of fall begins!

RECYCLE/REUSE/SHRED EVENT: 9 am-1 pm, bring your recyclables/reusables – as listed here – and/or up to four boxes of paper for shredding. Free dropoff event. Masks required. In The Junction parking lot off 42nd SW south of SW Oregon. (10:30 am: See comments – some capacity already maxed out -we are en route for a separate update.)

WALKING ‘FROM CANADA TO FLORIDA’: Ken King is walking five miles to fight suicide, as previewed here. You are welcome to join him, starting at 10 am at Canada & Beach Drive [map]. and you can donate here.

PLASTIC-FILM DROPOFF EVENT: More free recycling! 1 pm-4 pm at PCC (2749 California SW), Ridwell will be on site to accept plastic film – including grocery bags – for recycling. More info in our preview.

VISCON CELLARS: Though there’s no tasting at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room (yet), you can drop by to pick up local wine, 1-4 pm. (5910 California SW)

KENYON HALL PRESENTS ORVILLE JOHNSON: Online tonight, presented by historic Kenyon Hall:

At 7:45, we’re delighted to present West Seattle guitar legend Orville Johnson.

Orville acquired his love of singing as a youth in the southern Illinois fundamentalist Pentecostal church he attended. When he later began playing guitar and dobro, he responded to the roots music that surrounded him by learning to play the blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, and country music, now all part of the mosaic that characterizes his own mongrel music. He’s a singer, instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter, session player, teacher, the top dobro player on the West Coast, and, above all, an instinctive and sensitive musician.

To attend Orville’s concert Saturday, please click on this link. The concert is free, and there’s a link included in case you’re able and moved to donate. Orville and Kenyon Hall will share your largesse, for which we’re very grateful.

If you’re unable to attend (tonight), you can still use the same link for future viewings.

18 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Recycling, music, more!"

  • Sasha September 26, 2020 (9:13 am)

    I just dropped off the recycles. The event block is packed with tons of cars, so if you have small pile, just walk up!! Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in the car for awhile.

  • Brenda September 26, 2020 (9:37 am)

    The Northwest Center truck is full. Stopped taking donations. Not sure if they’re getting another truck. Easiest to walk up for the others. Just park nearby.

    • WSB September 26, 2020 (9:52 am)

      We are asking if they’re sending another truck. Planning to stop by for an in-progress update next hour.

  • Scott September 26, 2020 (9:39 am)

    Yeah, the backup of cars was around the block: up 42nd, up Oregon, and up California past Alaska. I’ll try again later!

  • Recycler September 26, 2020 (9:48 am)

    To the recycling event organizers, please do traffic control around the neighborhood. There are backups in all directions and there are non-dropoff drivers mixed with those dropping off. It’s turning into quite the cluster.

  • Slider September 26, 2020 (9:49 am)

    They need to do the recycling event some place with easier access like SSCC or SWAC. Crazy gridlock in the junction currently!

    • WSB September 26, 2020 (9:55 am)

      SWAC has drive-up COVID testing 6 days a week. I am afraid the problem today is pent-up demand with the pandemic taking many year-round donation ops offline….

  • Terri September 26, 2020 (10:04 am)

    Tried to get in line, but there’s really no line, so we ducked down the alley and came home. Just one of those 2020 things …

  • Also John September 26, 2020 (10:21 am)

    Nice to get rid of recyclable stuff.  The line is long but only 10 minute wait.  I was there at 9:42…..assisted at 9:55.     I couldn’t drop off my worn out clothing.  The truck was full….  😞   

  • The Dave September 26, 2020 (10:26 am)

    Probably 100 cars lined up in all directions as of 9am, with the accompanying bad driving behaviors!I mourn the loss of the Goodwill truck near Les Schwab. There is such high demand for this, perhaps our fair city could assist if they can take time out from protesting to help with everyday community needs. Also, could Goodwill be petitioned to bring back satellite pickup spots?Hats off to the volunteers, doing the best they could with what they were given.

  • wsperson September 26, 2020 (10:39 am)

    I was going to walk up there carrying stuff, is it worth it? I might not go now…

    • WSB September 26, 2020 (11:04 am)

      We were just there. The NW Center truck is the ONLY one maxed out – household items, clothing. All the others still have capacity.

      • Donna September 26, 2020 (11:33 am)

        I just got home a little while ago.  There seemed to be just a single person doing traffic control into the lot and maybe he wasn’t familiar with traffic flow in the area because after  I tried from 3 different directions I found the one with very few cars in line that nonetheless was getting about 3 cars into the lot for every 1 car from the line snaking off Oregon and California.  Truly pent up demand made much greater by all of us (myself included) who have decided to conquer long avoided clean up and organizing projects. I’ve had friends tell me of a mile long line for Goodwiil drop offs.

  • relmc September 26, 2020 (10:49 am)

    At 1030am they were not taking any household goods, linens, or clothing still. NW truck says they are full. 

  • Scott September 26, 2020 (11:45 am)

    Taking styrofoam and paper shredding only now

  • Beetle September 26, 2020 (1:06 pm)

    I have a van with 10 small boxes of books, the line was around the block when we tried to drop them off.  Goodwill has hour long lines as well and book stores aren’t accepting.  Hard to get rid of stuff these days.  Anybody need books?  All kinds, mostly non-fiction or reference.

    • Slider September 26, 2020 (1:28 pm)

       FYI- The Goodwill at Southcenter doesn’t have a line during the week. (I know not everyone can go during the week though)

  • Beetle September 26, 2020 (2:08 pm)

    Thank you Slider, Good to know.

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