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Seattle Recycling

Seattle Recycling

Don’t we have a long way to go with recycling? Every time I visit Seattle I’m impressed by the commitment of the city and residents to dealing with waste. The REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE ethic is high there too. The Facebook Group Buy Nothing started in Seattle.

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It’s really pretty simple and people seem to comply based on my observations.

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Here are the appropriate bins at the Ballard Farmers Market.

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So this is impressive. The little black bin is for trash. The small food & yard bin may be set aside for compostable food. Walking the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, the largest container I saw was the 20 gallon trash receptacle.

Recycling containers are free but residents pay for garbage and yard waste collection in Seattle. This likely incentivizes recycling. In San Diego, trash and recycling is free for most residents by the city charter. Some suggest we should pay for waste collection.

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Hope you’re inspired to comply with recycling in your community, make the extra effort it might take, to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and to encourage others to recycle. There’s a planet at stake.

Pick up points and learn about recycling online at RECYCLEBANK.

Turn your points into savings. Members can use their Recyclebank points to get great deals at local businesses and exclusive discounts on sustainable goods.

Peonies

Peonies

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen