SAVE THE DATE: West Seattle recycle/reuse event planned for first day of spring

(WSB photo, September 2020)

While many in-person events were shelved last spring/summer because of the pandemic, and will likely skip this year too, here’s one that WILL happen: The West Seattle Junction Association confirms that another recycle/reuse event is set for this spring – the day of the spring equinox, in fact – Saturday, March 20th. A few changes from last fall’s event – no housewares, as that quickly overwhelmed capacity last time, and led to more disappointment than recycling; and a new location – South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Puget Ridge, where there’s much more space to handle drive-up traffic. Plans include electronics recycling, Styrofoam recycling, light-bulb recycling, and paper shredding. Watch for more info as the date gets closer.

10 Replies to "SAVE THE DATE: West Seattle recycle/reuse event planned for first day of spring"

  • Sue H February 3, 2021 (12:35 pm)

    So glad they decided to move it – while it was heartening to see all the people wanting to recycle, the traffic in the Junction was a nightmare!

  • Tracey February 3, 2021 (2:33 pm)

    Didn’t they have to move it?  Wasn’t it held in the lots that require payment now?

    • WSB February 3, 2021 (2:38 pm)

      The lots are still leased to WSJA – paid parking doesn’t change that.

  • Mark P February 3, 2021 (2:53 pm)

    How does this work? You drop off stuff you don’t want anymore, and you pick up something else you may want that someone else discarded? And whatever is leftover just gets stripped and recycled by a company?

    • WSB February 3, 2021 (3:03 pm)

      No. You drop off items that are accepted. The participating companies/agencies are either recyclers or repurposers. The full list of participants will be available closer to event time, but for example, the electronics recycler will again be Friendly Earth – you can see what they do here:

      • Mark P February 3, 2021 (3:15 pm)

        So we’re not allowed to pick through what others have dropped off?

        • WSB February 3, 2021 (3:32 pm)

          Don’t know. That’s never come up before. You can always ask.

        • Seabruce February 3, 2021 (11:39 pm)

          Years ago I saw a building like that on Lopez Island where you can leave stuff and take stuff. Maybe you could start something like that in West Seattle

          • Eddie February 4, 2021 (7:48 am)

            It’s called a garbage dump.

  • coffeedude February 3, 2021 (3:28 pm)

    If you cannot wait, you can always drive to Renton to 1 Green Planet.  They are wonderful and take lots of various things.  I go there 3-4X a year.  Just make sure its something that they accept.  Their hours are 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM M-F.  Super nice and you do not have to get out of your car.  Just a bit tricky to get to.

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