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Where to Recycle Stuff

Where to Recycle Stuff

The "Where to Recycle" or "Where to Reuse" suggestions for each item focus on local options and are continually under revision.  If you see a date (e.g., 7/10), it indicates the last month and year in which the information was verified.  Always call first to make sure the location is still accepting your item. 

If you have further tips or corrections for how an item can be reused or recycled locally, please email us at and we will update our information.

Bainbridge Disposal Recyclables
Bainbridge Disposal Compostables
Bainbridge Disposal Special Recyclables
Community Recycling and Reuse Items
Reuse Businesses and Groups
Nonprofit Wishlists
Bainbridge Disposal Recyclables

Commingled (Mixed) Recyclables

(Fee for curbside service or free at Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station)
http://www.bainbridgedisposal.com/content/recycle-yard-waste/recycle.php

ALUMINUM - cans and pie pans (clean)
GLASS - bottles & jars (rinse, recap) 
METAL- cans
PAPER
   junk mail
   magazines and catalogues
   milk and juice cartons (throw caps away)
   newspaper
   paper or frozen food boxes (no liners, PLEASE flatten)
   paper bags
   phone books
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NO-NOs: paper cups, ice cream cartons, Tetrapaks, grease/food-stained
                                                                                          pizza boxes
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PLASTICS - Look for the number 1,2 or 5 in the recycling triangle. 
                 DO NOT RECYCLE #6 or 7.
   bottles & jugs (empty and recap)
   cups (empty)
   food containers (clean) - example: #1 clamshells

SEPARATE DUMPSTER FOR CARDBOARD
Corrugated (has a wavy middle layer) - PLEASE flatten.
  Also allowed in cardboard dumpster:
     Kraft bags (grocery store paper bags)
     Paperboard (such as cereal boxes) - NO liners

When in doubt, toss it out. 

(5/2016)

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Bainbridge Disposal Compostables

Food, Yard, and Compostable Paper Waste

(Fee for curbside service and at Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station)

ALL FOOD!! (except cooking oil and grease), plus...
   coffee grounds and paper filters
   tea bags (remove attachments)
   nutshells
   thin shells and bones
 
PLANT MATERIAL
Grass
Leaves
Weeds
Prunings
Houseplants
Garden waste
Small branches (under 4’ long, 4” diameter)

PAPER
Paper napkins (NOT wipes)
Paper towels (NOT shop towels)
Paper egg cartons
Shredded paper
Pizza boxes
Paper cups that say "compostable"

When in doubt, toss it out.

(5/2016)

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Bainbridge Disposal Special Recyclables

Special Recyclables

Other items accepted only at Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station (not curbside).
Look for the designated container for each item:

Anything with a cord - e.g., chargers, vacuums, small household appliances, lamps (remove bulb!)
Antifreeze & uncontaminated motor oil
Appliances, large (charge)
Batteries: Household (alkaline), rechargeable, and automotive
Books (will be reused)
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (take fluorescent tubes to Ace Hardware)
Cooking oil (no bacon grease or lard)
E-cycle Items: Computer monitors & CPUs, laptops, TVs, e-readers, tablets, keyboards, mice
Scrap Metal: Iron, steel, aluminum, copper, brass
Sharps
Wood waste (charge)

(4/2016)

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Community Recycling and Reuse Items

Community Recycling and Reuse Items


COMMUNITY REUSE AND RECYCLING OPTIONS
The list of items that cannot be recycled curbside or dropped off at the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station is extensive. The items are listed below by category. 

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Appliances

Appliances, big and small: Where to reuse:
Call Housing Resources Bainbridge to see if they have someone in need of your working appliance. 206-842-1909 (11/2010)
Habitat for Humanity: Refrigerators and freezers must be working.  Other large appliances may be in working condition or not. (If not, they will be recycled as scrap metal). Call for pick-up, 360-377-1800.  (11/2015)

Where to recycle BIG appliances:
Bainbrige Disposal Transfer Station - limited to big appliances, including dishwashers and water heaters (charge), Wed-Sun, 10-4. (5/2016)

Refrigerators and Freezers: (Must be in working condition)

Where to Recycle:  Puget Sound Energy's program pays you $25 and will pick up at your house, provided you are a PSE customer. Call 1-877-577-0510. (5/2016)

Small appliances: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station takes anything with a cord - in designated container (5/2016)

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Art Supplies

Beads: Where to Reuse: Esther's Fabrics collects jewelry for the Women's Shelter Jewelry Project, including broken pieces, single earrings and beads.  It will be picked up, cleaned, sorted, fixed and/or remade, packaged and then given to women in a shelter.  (3/2016)

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Batteries, light bulbs

Alkaline (regular household) batteries: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
ACE Hardware (9/2015)

Rechargeable batteries (e.g., NiCad, button): Where to Recycle:
> Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
> ACE Hardware (9/2015)

Light bulbs:

Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs): Where to Dispose:
Ace Hardware (limit 10 total light bulbs per day)
Bainbridge Disposal
 Transfer Station
Bay Hay & Feed
BI Chamber of Commerce
> Home Depot
Poulsbo Recycling Center 
(5/2016)

Fluorescent tubes: Where to Dispose:
Ace Hardware (limit 10 total light bulbs per day) (5/2016)
Poulsbo Recycling Center (limit 10 total combined CFLs and tubes per month). (11/2015)

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Clothing and Shoes

Clothes:
Where to Reuse (wearable):
Senior Center Thrift Shop
Seattle Children's Bargain Boutique
> Goodwill (Ace Hardware parking lot)
> Buy Nothing Bainbridge (see Facebook)
> Freecycle and Craigslist
(5/2016)

Where to Recycle (rags):
> Goodwill (Ace Hardware parking lot) - nothing moldy, wet or hazmat. Open every day, 8:30am-5pm, or until the truck is full.
  Unwearable items may become wiping and polishing cloths or are turned into fibers for things like upholstery, insulation and furniture  stuffing.  
  Why give away rags?: Use to the fullest potential the energy and water it took to make that clothing in the first place. (For example, it takes 700 gallons of water to produce one t-shirt.) Also, if we put clothes in the trash, they end up decomposing in a landfill, emitting global-warming methane gas.   (5/2016)
Northface - The items you drop into their bins are sent to a recycling center, where they are carefully sorted based on over 400 categories.  They are then reused to extend their life or recycled into raw materials for use in products like insulation, carpet padding, stuffing for toys, and fibers for new clothing. (7/2014)

Hangers: Where to Recycle: Your local dry cleaners. Some cleaners will even reuse the plastic bag if you leave it at the store or bring it back in good shape. (5/2016)

Shoes: Where to Reuse: Wildernest - Gently used shoes (sandals, flip flops, dance, athletic, cleats, work boots, dresswear and casual), that are donated to Seattle-based Redeeming Soles for local distribution. Please clean (no mud) and tie laces together. (4/2011)
Where to Recycle: Niketown - Bring up to 10 pairs of athletic shoes (no other types); also Livestrong bracelets (no other types).  They will be turned into sport courts. (5/2013)
Northface - Any brand/condition (7/2014)

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Construction and Demolition Debris

Construction and Demolition Debris: By weight, the single largest category of materials that go into the landfill.  
Where to Reuse: See what Habitat for Humanity in Bremerton accepts. Call for pick-up, 360-377-1800. (11/2015)
Where to Recycle: See what Recovery 1 in Tacoma accepts. (4/2015)

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Electronics, phones

> COMPLETE LIST of electronics and appliances recycled for free by Best Buy. (9/2015)
> COMPLETE LIST of electronics recycled for free by Staples. (9/2015)
> COMPLETE LIST of games, gaming systems and accessories taken by GameStop for store credit or cash. (9/2015)

Anything with a cord (including everything listed below that has a cord): Where to recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)

Batteries, alkaline (regular household):                                                       Where to Recycle
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
>ACE Hardware (9/2015)

Batteries, rechargeable (e.g., NiCad, button):                                              Where to Recycle
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
ACE Hardware (5/2016)
> Best Buy (9/2015)
> Lowes (9/2015)
> Staples (9/2015)

Binoculars:
Where to Recycle: Best Buy (Silverdale) (9/2015) 

Cables and connectors: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)

Calculators: Where to Recycle: Staples (Silverdale) (9/2015)

Cameras, video cameras, camcorders: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station (if they have a cord) - in designated container (5/2016)
> Staples (Silverdale) (9/2015)
> Best Buy (Silverdale) (9/2015)

Cartridges: Where to Recycle:
Officexpats - There is a big cardboard box outside the entrance. (5/2016)

Cell Phones:
Cell phones contain rare earth and toxic metals and should be reused, refurbished or recycled.  Be sure to take the SIM card out of your cell phone before donating.

Where to Re-use: City Hall and the courthouse at Rolling Bay give them to the YWCA Alive program, located at the courthouse.  They will program some of them to call 911 only and give them to clients.  (7/2015)
Where to Recycle:  
>The YWCA Alive program at the courthouse in Rolling Bay sends phones to Shelter Alliance (those not programmed as 911 phones) and receives money back on each phone recycled.  (7/2012)
> Helpline House sends them to Pace Butler in exchange for a cash rebate. (6/2012)
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)

 
CDs and DVDs:
Where to Reuse
: Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB) is accepting donations of CDs in their jewel cases with original labels (in order to pay royalties).  Contact bestofbcb.org. (2/2015)
Where to Recycle: Best Buy (Silverdale) has a dropbox at the store entrance. Cases may also be included. (4/2016).

CD/Cassette players: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)

Clocks (alarm): Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station (clock with a cord) - in designated container (5/2016)
Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)

Computers: Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container. (5/2016)

Computer peripherals: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
> Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (10/2014)

Drives (computer): Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
> Staples (Silverdale) - External hard drives and small servers. (9/2015)
> Greendisk (mail-in) - Hard drives, zip, jazz, floppy, CD-ROM, DVD drives, and jump drives (9/2015)

DVD players, home and car audio, cables: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (10/2014)

Electrical: Where to Recycle: Habitat for Humanity takes switches, breakers, and lighting in working order only, copper wire in lengths of 25 feet or more. Call for pick-up, 360-377-1800. (11/2015)

E-readers: Where to Recycle:
>
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container. (5/2016)
> Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (10/2014)

FAX machines: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
> Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (11/2012)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (10/2014)

Gaming systems (and see "Videogames" below): Where to Recycle: 
> Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
> Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (10/2014)

GPS: Where to Recycle:
> Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
>Staples (Silverdale) (9/2015) 

iPods, iPads, tablets, MP3 players: Where to Recycle:
>
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)
> Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (9/2015)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (9/2015)
> GameStop (Silverdale). Store credit or cash (9/2015)

Landline phones: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station (phone with cord) - in designated container (5/2016)
Best Buy (9/2015)

Laptops: Where to RecycleBainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (11/2015)

Monitors: Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (11/2015)

PDAs: Where to Recycle: 
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)

Printers: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - in designated container (5/2016)

Radios: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station - (radio (with cord) in designated container (5/2016)
Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)

Shredders: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated containers (5/2016)

Speakers and speaker systems: Where to Recycle:
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated containers (5/2016)

Tablets: Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (5/2016)

Turntables: Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container. (5/2016)

VCRs: Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (5/2016)

Video games, consoles and accessories: Where to Recycle:            
> Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (9/2015)
> Staples (Silverdale). Six items per customer per day. (9/2015)
> GameStop (Silverdale). Store credit or cash (9/2015)
 
Videotapes and audio cassettes: Where to recycle:
Greendisk - VHS, audio cassette tapes, DAT, DLT, Beta, and Digibeta (9/2015)

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Food and Food Products

Dairy Products, Meat, Fish, or Chicken: Where to Compost: In your Bainbridge Disposal yard waste tote or at the transfer station on Vincent Road. There is a charge.  (5/2016)

Food: Where to Donate:
Canned/boxed food and fresh produce.  All are accepted at Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way, 206-842-7621.
Frozen meat, expired.  West Sound Wildlife Shelter, 7501 Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, 9am-5pm.  Please call ahead: 206-855-9057. (9/2015)

Kitchen fats, oil, grease (in a secure container): Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station.  Look for the special container. Open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. Kitsap County Solid Waste has lots of good advice about cooking oil here. (5/2016)

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Glass, ceramics

Broken Ceramics & Glass: Where to Re-use: Freecycle or Craigslist it and a mosaics artist will take it.  They collect their items through "brigades," kids' groups that set up collection containers.

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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste (paints, stains, oil, pool/spa chemicals): Where to Dispose: Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Paint - Where to Reuse: Habitat for Humanity. New unopened 1 gallon and 5 gallon cans only. Call for pick-up, 360-377-1800. (11/2015)

Sharps -Where to Dispose: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station. Stop by the booth and put in medical disposal can. Must be in bottle with cap on. (5/2016)

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Household items, furniture

Fabric: Where to Reuse: At least 8" x 8" squares. Used by a quilters' circle at Bethany Lutheran Church. They donate approximately 150 quilts per year to disaster areas and refugee camps. Contact Carol Fenner, 842-1573. (7/2012)

Fans: Where to Recycle: Best Buy (Silverdale). Three items per household per day. (7/2014)

Furniture: Where to Reuse:
Senior Center Thrift Shop - small furniture (can be picked up by one person)
Habitat for Humanity.  Clean and in good condition. Call for pick-up, 360-377-1800. (11/2015)

Household items: From furniture, toys, appliances, and garden tools. Where to Re-use: Buy Nothing Bainbridge (Facebook group), Freecycle, Craigslist, yard sales, The Rotary Auction, Goodwilll

Pillows (bed): Where to Reuse: The only Kitsap organization that we have found that accepts them is St. Vincent de Paul of Bremerton, 1117 N Callow Ave 98312, 360-842-1573. (6/2014)

Pillows (throw/couch): Where to Reuse: Goodwill truck in Ace Hardware parking lot.  Open daily 8:30-5. (6/2014)

Plumbing: Where to reuse: Habitat for Humanity
Sinks, bathtubs, new commodes, complete faucet sets, PVC/metal/copper pipes in 4 foot lengths or more. (5/2016) 
Sheets: Where to Reuse: Must be in good condition, no holes.  Used as backing for quilts by a quilter's circle at Behtany Lutheran Church.  They donate approximately 150 quilts per year to disaster areas and refuge camps.  Contact Carol Fenner, 842-1573. (7/2012)

Tablecloths: Where to Reuse: , Must be in good condition, no holes. Used as backing to quilts by a quilters' circle at Bethany Lutheran Church. They donate approximately 150 quilts per year to disaster areas and refugee camps. Contact Carol Fenner, 842-1573. (7/2012)

Television sets: Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (free of charge). (5/2016)

Vacuums:
Where to Recycle: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (7/2014)

Windows: Where to Reuse: Habitat for Humanity. No rot, cracked or fogged glass, or shutters. No wood framed windows, aluminum framed windows or windows larger than 3'x5'. Call for pick-up, 360-377-1800. (11/2016)

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Medical

Bath chairs - Where to Reuse: Helpline House.  Loans are temporary and restricted to Bainbridge Island residents. (3/2016)

Canes - Where to Reuse: Helpline House. Loans are temporary and restricted to Bainbridge Island residents. (3/2016)

Crutches - Where to Reuse: Helpline House.  Loans are temporary and restricted to Bainbridge Island residents. (3/2016)

Medication - DO NOT FLUSH MEDICATIONS DOWN THE TOILET. They adversely affect aquatic life and have shown up in drinking water.

Where to Dispose: BI Police Department has a special collection day annually.
The next one is April 30, 2016, 10am-2pm, at the police station on Winslow Way. (5/2016)

Toilet equipment - Where to Reuse: Helpline House. Loans are temporary and restricted to Bainbridge Island residents. (3/2016)

Walkers (with or without wheels/chair pad) - Where to Reuse: Helpline House. Loans are temporary and restricted to Bainbridge Island residents. Seated walkers are available for a $25 fee. (3/2016)

Wheelchairs - Where to Reuse: Helpline House. Loans are temporary and restricted to Bainbridge Island residents. They are available for a $25 fee.  (3/2016)

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Metals

Aerosol Cans: Where to Recycle: Best to not use them at all because there’s metal in the empty cans that can explode under pressure and hurt workers.  They should go into your regular garbage.  If they still have something in them, you can dispose of them at the Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Hangers: Where to reuse: Return to dry cleaners.
Where to recycle: If the metal is mangled, take to the metal-only recycling container at the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station. (5/2016)

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Miscellaneous items

Balloons: Where to Reuse: The crinkly mylar-type balloon is not recyclable but it is reusable. You can refill them at Paper Products or Safeway for a nominal fee or reuse as a bag or wrapping paper for presents. (1/2011)

Bicycles: Where to Reuse: Bicycles for Humanity Seattle is a grassroots organization that collects bicycles, puts them in large shipping containers, and then ships them to South Africa every year to help poor and impoverished villagers improve their lives with transportation. B.I. Cycle and Classic Cycle are drop-off locations. (12/2012)

Bicycle inner tubes: Where to Recycle: Take a maximum of four inner tubes to Classic Cycle. They send them off to Alchemy Goods, to be upcycled into all kinds of new items. (11/2012)

Eyeglasses: Where to Reuse: Helpline House . A representative of The Lions Club has boxes for eyeglasses at the following locations:
Ace Hardware - at the customer service counter (11/2012)
Bainbridge Vision at 345 Knechtel Way - by the reception desk (no eyeglass cases, please) (4/16)
Helpline House (2/2012)

Jewelry: Where to Reuse: Esther's Fabrics collects jewelry for the Women's Shelter Jewelry Project, including broken pieces, single earrings and beads.  It will be picked up, cleaned, sorted, fixed and/or remade, packaged and then given to women in a shelter.  (3/2016)

Saw blades: Where to Recycle/Reuse: ProBuild sells Exchange-a-Blade (EaB) products. When you take back one of EaB's saw blades, the store exchanges it for a new one at a fraction of the original price. EaB will either remanufacture or recycle the blade. (1/2013)

Silica Gel: How to Reuse: Don't throw these little packets away!  Re-use them by putting them in your seed storage container to keep your seeds dry.  They can help keep anything dry, like old photos or precious video tape.  If you put the packets in with your silver, they help slow down the tarnishing process.

Trophies: Where to Reuse: An area school will reuse them. Please contact Heidi.Johnston at GatewayChristianSchools.org. (8/2013)

Wine Corks: Where to RecycleEleven Winery Tasting Room, 287 Winslow Way East. Only natural corks (no plastic). Read about the recycling program. (5/2016)

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Paper and paper products

Books: Where to Reuse:
>
Bainbridge Public Library (5/2016)
> Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container.  Sent to Readingtree (5/2013) 
> Children’s books - Contact clarkliesl [at] mac.com. Taken to children’s libraries in the Himalayas Magic Yeti Children’s Libraries in the Himalayas. (4/2014)

Catalogs and Junk Mail: How to Stop It! Sign up at Direct Marketing Association site.

Greeting cards: Where to Reuse: Send to St. Jude's Ranch for Children to be made into new cards. (1/2013)

Magazines: Where to Reuse:  The Bainbridge Public Library has a program where they sell them for a quarter each to raise money for the library. About $500/month is raised this way. (1/2013)

Phone Books: How to Reduce: Opt out of all the Yellow Pages directories delivered to your household here. (1/2013)

Shredded Paper: How to Recycle: Put it in your curbside yard waste cart or drop off at the transfer station in the yard waste Dumpster.  The reason: Paper consists of long fibers.  Shredding shortens the fibers, making shredded paper undesirable to paper mills, where it ends up as waste.  By recycling shredded paper in your yard waste cart, you're adding a beneficial ingredient to the composting process.

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Personal Care Products

Eyeglasses: Where to Reuse: Helpline House . A representative of the Lions Club will pick them up. 
Ace Hardware has a Lions Club box at the customer service counter. (11/2012)
Bainbridge Vision, 345 Knechtel Way, has a Lions Club collection box for eyeglasses (no cases) by the reception desk. (5/2016)

Hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons: Where to Recycle: 
Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in designated container (5/2016)

Medication: DO NOT FLUSH MEDICATIONS DOWN THE TOILET. 

They adversely affect aquatic life and have shown up in drinking water.

Where to Dispose: BI Police Department has a special collection day annually.      
The next one is April 30, 2016, 10am-2pm, at the police station on Winslow Way. (4/2016)

Toiletries, travel size (unused): Where to Reuse: Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way, 842-7621 or YWCA Alive shelter - drop off at the courthouse in Rolling Bay. (1/2011)

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Pet Waste, Litter

Pet waste and litter: Pet waste needs to be properly disposed of, as it is a major contributor to contaminants found in city drainage and run-off water that goes into Puget Sound. Bagging all pet waste is a pet owner's responsibility. Put bagged waste in the trash. Do not put pet waste in compost containers.

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Plastics and related materials

Bubble wrap: Where to Reuse: The UPS Store (5/2016)

Plastic Bottle Caps: Leave the caps on your plastic bottles (regardless of signs that say the opposite). Just make sure that the bottles are clean and empty first.
Where to Recycle: Curbside program or Bainbridge Disposal transfer station in commingled.  (5/2016)

Plastic clamshells: Where to recycle: Must be clean and have #1 inside the chasing arrows' triangle.  Curbside or at the Bainbridge Disposal transfer station with commingled. (5/2016)

Plastic containers: Where to recycle: Must be clean and have #1, #2 or #5 inside the chasing arrows' triangle.  Curbside or at the Bainbridge Disposal transfer station with commingled. (5/2016)

Plastic cups: Where to recycle: Must be clean and have #1 or #5 inside the chasing arrows' triangle. Curbside or at the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station with commingled. (5/2016)

Plastic Plant Pots: Where to Re-use:
> Persephone Farms will take back the 4" square-shaped ones.  Visit them every Saturday April-mid December, 9am-1pm, at the BI Farmers' Market. (5/2016)
> Bainbridge Island Garden Club - Contact Marilyn Mathis at mmgardener at gmail.com . (1/2011)
> Bay Hay & Feed - 10 gallon or larger pots. Also, burgundy pots that say "Blooming Nursery". Must see manager before dropping off. (3/2016)
> Bainbridge Gardens - 2 gallon or larger pots, burgundy pots that say "Blooming Nursery, and plant trays in reusable condition. (3/2016)
> Lowe's in Silverdale.  Any plant pots, trays and labels.  Will be reused or recycled. Return to garden department. Program details here. (5/2016)

Plastic Utensils: Not recyclable. Keep them clean and perhaps they can be used for a school outing. Better yet, use durable ones, instead!

Plastic Wrap and Grocery Bags (CLEAN): Where to Recycle: At your local supermarkets: Town & Country, Safeway.  Polyethylene recycling at your supermarket bins (just outside the stores) can include:
• newspaper bags
• dry cleaning bags (or decline at the cleaners)
• bread bags (turn inside out first to empty)
• produce bags (turn inside out first to empty)
• toilet paper, napkin, and paper towel wrap packaging
• furniture wrap
• plastic retail bags (hard plastic & string handles removed)
• grocery bag (turn inside out first to empty)
• diaper wrap packaging
• case wrap (e.g., snacks, water bottles)
• All clean, dry bags labeled #2 or #4 (turn inside out first to empty) (5/2016)

Please make sure there are no receipts left in your bags. For more info on recycling plastic bags/film link here.

Styrofoam (polystyrene) blocks and coolers: Where to Recycle: Free drop-off at Styro Recycle in Kent. Bay Hay and Feed collects semi-annually (January and July).  Refer to front page of the Zero Waste website for the actual dates as the month draws near. (5/2016)

Styrofoam (polystyrene) "peanuts": Where to Re-Use: The UPS Store (Do not give them compostable peanuts.) (5/2016)


Sports

Soccer: Where to Reuse: Give for the Game, a Bainbridge Island nonprofit, collects gently used soccer gear (cleats, balls, nets, and socks) to distribute to small organizations who are working to spread the love of the game. Email Madi[AT]giveforthegame.org. for details. (8/2015)                                                  

Yard Waste

Where to Recycle: Tilz Soils & Compost, No grass or stumps.  12112 Miller Rd, Bainbridge. 206-842-4045. (12/2015)

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Reuse Businesses and Groups

Reuse Businesses and Groups

Let others get use out of your unwanted items through donation, consignment or credit. (5/2016)

  1. Helpline House:  282 Knechtel Way, 842-7621.   Accepts donations Monday–Friday, 9-–5. Donations welcome: groceries, bedding, towels and seasonally appropriate gently used clothing for adults and children. Contributions are used to help local families in need.
  2. Seattle Children's Bargain Boutique: 253 Winslow Way W, 842-5567. Accepts donations Monday–Saturday, 9:30-5:30. Donations welcome: good quality clothing, household goods, and office supplies. Also consignment. Proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.
  3. Thrift Shop: 370 Brien Ave. (Senior Community Center at Waterfront Park), 842-1616. Accepts donations Monday-Friday, 10-4. Donations welcome: Everything from household items to jewelry, books, clothing, pictures, etc. No big furniture items but lamps, vases and things that fit into their small space. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
  4. Goodwill: 635 High School Road (Ace Hardware parking lot).  Accepts donations Monday–Sunday, 8:30–5. Sometimes they close early if the trailer is full. Officially closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Donations welcome: all quality reusable clothing and household items; all electronics including televisions and computer monitors measuring 19 inches or less, desktop computers and laptops. No furniture, appliances or other items larger than an end table. Donations benefit Seattle Goodwill causes.
  5. Bainbridge Island Library: 1270 Madison Ave., 842-4162. Accepts donations at the check-out desk Monday–Wednesday, 10–8; Thursday-Friday, 1-5:30; and Saturday, 10-5. Donations welcome: books, CDs, DVDs, computer software, magazines, VHS tapes. Sales of donated items benefit our library.
  6. Eagle Harbor Books-Used Books Annex: 157 Winslow Way E (downstairs), 842-5332.  Buys quality used books for store credit from the 1st through of the 15th of every month, excluding November and December.  Monday–Saturday, 9–6, Sunday, 10–5. 
  7. Cotton and Cashmere: 400 Winslow Way East, 842-4300. Monday–Saturday 10–5:30. Accepts seasonal, high quality and designer women’s clothing and accessories for consignment.
  8. Closet Transfer: 562 Bjune Drive Southeast, 842-1515. Monday–Saturday 10:30–5, Sunday, 11-4. Accepts seasonal (except vintage), high quality clothing and accessories for consignment by appointment only.
  9. Lollipops: 278 Winslow Way E, Suite 101, 780-9012. Monday–Saturday 10–6. Accepts seasonal, high-quality, brand name children’s clothing and shoes for consignment by appointment. 
  10. Yahoo Bainbridge Island Freecycle group: online, 24/7. Residents of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap can join this online group here. You can post practically anything you’d like to give away to a member of your community.
  11. Yahoo Bainbridge Island Online Yardsale group: online, 24/7.  Residents of Bainbridge Island can join this online group here.  You can post items you’d like to sell, or announce a yard sale.
  12. Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale: 9125 Sportsman Club Road (Woodward Middle School) for the event. Ah, the mother of all rummage sales! If you can stockpile your excess wares until late June, you can drive through the donation drop-off lane and unload your treasures for the biggest sale in the Pacific Northwest, which will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, 8am-2pm.  Donations will be accepted June 24-29, from 8am–8pm. Donation guidelines here.
  13. Buy Nothing Bainbridge Facebook group: Post anything you'd like to give away, lend, or share among neighbors. Ask for anything you'd like to receive for free or borrow. 
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Nonprofit Wishlists

Nonprofit Wishlists

These nonprofits have wishlists with various items. Click on the organization's name to see how you might fulfill their requests.

Habitat for Humanity - 3451 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA 98310, Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm  (5/2016)

West Sound Wildlife - 7501 Dolphin Drive, 206-855-9057 (5/2016)

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