Monday, January 5, 2009

What to do with your old stuff

Did you get a new items recently? Have you figured out what to do with your old belongings? You should try to give away your old treasures, they may no longer suit you, but may be someone else's dream. If you don't find a taker for your old electronics, don't throw them away, E-cycle them!

The La Grande Freecycle list allows people to offer items for free. If you are not in the LG area don't worry, there are freecycle groups worldwide. A quick web search should be able to put you in contact with one. There are several thrift stores in La Grande. The one by the recycling center is a no hassle drop-off site and sells items very cheaply. They accept a wide variety of items. Trying to get rid of old building supplies (lumber, nails, coat hooks, appliances, etc)? Contact the The Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 541-963-2414!

If you still haven't found a taker for your old electronic equipment, or its broken and unrepairable, E-cycle it! La Grande offers two E-cycle locations for computers, monitors, and TVs, The Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the City Garbage Service Transfer Station. Click here to find out more about E-cycling in Oregon. Effective January 1, 2010, all computers, monitors, and TVs will be banned from disposal in Oregon. Before E-cycling you can also try to do craft projects with the parts.

Remember the 3 R's. They are in a specific order for a reason!
  1. Reduce
  2. Reuse
  3. Recyle

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