Green Team

Wallingford Recycling Resources

Recycling Resources in and near Wallingford

(as of March 2013)

Also find this information under the Resources tab of the Wallyhood blog: www.wallyhood.org Community Organizations and Neighborhood Information – Where to Recycle Anything in Wallingford

Old Electronics

  • Old computers: The best place for refurbishing and reusing computers and computer peripherals is InterConnection, 3415 Stone Way N. InterConnection is a non-profit that refurbishes computers and provides them to worldwide charitable organizations. www.interconnection.org | 206-633-1517
  • Old cell phones: Donate at John Stanford International School to support school Green Team. Drop off at JSIS blue recycling center near door to staff parking lot.
  • Almost any other item related to computers or electronics , including CDs, DVDs, audio tapes: RePC SoDo store: 1565 6th Ave S. http://www.repc.com 206-623-9151
  • Ink and toner cartridges: Drop off at JSIS blue recycling center near door to staff parking lot or at Cartridge World, 400 NE 45th St 206-632-5555

Light Bulbs

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (unbroken; no fluorescent tubes): Bartell Drugs – hand to employee at checkout. 1820 N 45th St 206-632-3313
  • Fluorescent tubes
    • North Household Hazardous Waste facility 12550 Stone Ave N – up to 10 tubes per trip
    • Greenwood True Value Hardware 7201 Greenwood Ave N 206-783-2900
    • Maple Leaf Ace Hardware 9000 Roosevelt Way N 206-522-3324

Batteries

  • Rechargable including cell phone batteries
    • Bartell Drugs 1820 N 45th St 206-632-3313
    • Radio Shack 4223 University Way NE 206-632-4720
  • Alkaline batteries, including AAA, AA, C, D, 9 volt, camera, hearing aid, watch
    • May go in garbage
    • Or take to North Household Hazardous Waste facility at 12550 Stone Ave N
  • Lithium batteries
    • May go in garbage
    • Or take to North Household Hazardous Waste facility at 12550 Stone Ave N
  • Vehicle / lead-acid batteries
    • Take to North Transfer Station recycling (no charge) 1350 N 34th St

Holiday Lights (may be seasonal)

  • Maple Leaf Ace Hardware 9000 Roosevelt Ave NE 206-522-3324
  • Girl Scouts of Western WA, collecting for Point Defiance Zoo: 601 Valley Street (just west of Aurora) – late November / December only

Remove all packaging, twist-ties and rubber bands. Place lights directly in the collection bin, not in any sort of bag or with other extra material.

Styrofoam

  • Styrofoam packing peanuts: Take to UPS Store for re-use. No biodegradable peanuts. 2311 N 45th 206-522-1970
  • Styrofoam chunks: Take to Whole Foods (all locations) or Seattle Lighting Outlet: 26 S. Hanford, just south of Home Depot in SoDo. 206-268-3579

Biodegradable Packing Peanuts

  • Reuse or dissolve in water, or put in garbage. Cedar Grove says they are not compostable.

Wine Corks

  • City Cellars 1710 N 45th St 206-632-7238
  • Wine World 400 NE 45th St 206-402-6086
  • PCC (all locations)
  • Whole Foods (all locations)

Plastic Caps from bottles, jars, jugs (smaller than 3” diameter)

  • Aveda accepts caps that twist, specifically from shampoo, water, soda, milk and other beverage bottles, pharmaceutical lids, flip top caps on tubes and food product bottles (such as ketchup and mayonnaise), laundry detergent caps and some jar lids such as peanut butter.
  • Caps need to be rigid, so they do not accept lids from plastic tubs, like yogurt – those go in curbside recycling.
  • Collection locations:
    • JSIS blue recycling center near door to staff parking lot.
    • Aveda store 727 – University Village, 2622 NE University Village
    • Aveda store 136 – Pacific Place, 600 Pine St

Shopping Bags / Bread Bags / Produce Bags / Bubble Wrap / PlasticFilm / Shrink Wrap / Dry Cleaning Bags

  • Plastic bags get tangled in recycling sorting equipment so do not put them in your curbside recycling (this from Waste Management).
  • Instead, “Bag Your Bags”! Stuff them – clean, dry, without food residue – into another bag, tie it up, and bring back to one of the stores below.
  • Accepted: plastic grocery bags, bread bags, produce bags, plastic wrap from paper products (such as paper towels and toilet paper), plastic bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, shrink wrap
  • Not accepted: plastic zipper bags, plastic bags with strings, frozen food bags
  • Recycle Bags
    • QFC – 1801 N 45th St, 2746 NE 45th St, 6600 Roosevelt Way NE
    • Fred Meyer – 915 NW 45th St, 100 NW 85th St

Clothes Hangers

  • Take to Sun Cleaners 2600 N 45th St 206-633-3131 for recycling
  • Take to North Transfer Station recycling (no charge) 1350 N 34th St
  • Metal clothes hangers get tangled in recycling sorting equipment, so don’t put in curbside recycling

Small Appliances

  • Take to North Transfer Station metal recycling (no charge) 1350 N 34th St
  • BUILDING MATERIALS, new or salvaged
  • Re-Store 1440 NW 52nd St 206-297-9119 http://re-store.org/
  • Second Use 7953 2nd Ave S 206-763-6929 http://seconduse.com/
  • Habitat for Humanity Home Improvement Store 21 South Nevada St 206-957-6914
  • http://www.seattle-habitat.org/the-habitat-store/donate

Scrap Metal

  • Anything primarily of metal that does not contain hazardous products
  • Take to North Transfer Station metal recycling (no charge) 1350 N 34th St
  • No electronics (see OLD ELECTRONICS above)

Phonebooks and Junk Mail

Hard Cover Books

  • Donate to Friends of Seattle Public Library: www.friendsofspl.org/donations.php
  • Try Craigslist, Freecycle, or DonateSeattle.org if SPL won’t take them
  • Only pages of hard cover books can be recycled; tear or cut out of book. Spine and cover go in garbage.

Paperback Books, Art Prints, Posters, Audio Books, CDs, Computer Software, Sheet Music, DVDs

  • Donate to Friends of Seattle Public Library: www.friendsofspl.org/donations.php
  • Take three or fewer boxes to any Seattle Public Library branch
  • More than three boxes take to: Friends Book Sale sorting room, 6310 NE 74th St, east wing of Building 30, Magnuson Park.

Footwear – in wearable condition

  • Shoes, boots, sandals of all sizes for men, women, children – donate to Redeeming Soles.
  • Shoes are distributed to the homeless. Collection bin locations:
    • Sock Monster, 1909 N 45th St 206-724-0123
    • JSIS blue recycling center near door by staff parking lot

Worn/Unwearable Clothing, Shoes, Backpacks, other Textiles

  • ReTex: They take your clothes that are too old to donate (including socks with holes) and turn them into rags for resale. http://www.retexnorthwest.com/
  • Collection bin located in the Shell station parking lot across from Dick's Drive-In (111 NE 45th St)

Unopened/Unexpired Food

Unwanted Medications – Take Back Your Meds

What you can take back: http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/

  • Take to a participating Bartell Drugs
    • University Village Bartells 2700 NE University Village St 206-525-0601
    • Upper Queen Anne Bartells 1929 Queen Anne Ave N 206-285-0200

Can’t find it on this list? How Do I Get Rid of This? http://www.seattle.gov/util/