There are several items that we cannot accept in our recycling program, but we don’t want to see them end up in the landfill either. Many of these items can be taken to special recycling locations, or reused by local businesses.
Did you know CDs and DVDs are recyclable? Discs are shredded and recycled into a number of new products, often as automotive or construction materials. Even motorcycle helmets!
You can mail or drop off your unwanted CDs and DVD at GreenCitizen’s Peninsula Drop-Off Center. You do not need to separate the disc from the case; both can be recycled for a charge of $1/lb.
GreenCitizen Electronic Recycling
Donate shipping and packing materials to be reused. Styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap are extremely difficult to recycle, so it’s best to reduce and reuse when possible.
UPS Store (Peanuts, air pillows, bubble wrap)
Nursery pots and buckets can be donated for re-use. Many local nurseries will take back black rigid plastic pots and return them to growers for reuse. A list of nurseries that take back pots can be found at www.recyclestuff.org.