Reuse Recycle

Granny’s Attic is a non-profit that takes a wide range of items and resells them. They provide charitable health-care support for island residents.

http://grannysattic.org

Vashon FreeCycle is a local Yahoo! group for the free exchange of goods and services.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vashonfreecycle

The Vashon Transfer Station accepts glass, aluminum and tin cans, paper, some plastics, cardboard, clothing and metals There is no longer any need to separate items except for cardboard and large metal pieces.

New Rules at the KCSW Transfer Station

Starting Jan 2, 2018 cardboard, scrap metal and yard waste  will not be accepted as garbage. They must be recycled. There is no charge for recycling these items except for yard and food waste. Yard and food waste fees are less than half the fees for garbage. Cardboard must be separated when recycled but there is no charge.

“When recyclable materials are put back into the economy, they help create local jobs while conserving natural resources by reducing the need to create new products from virgin materials.”

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/vashon-transfer.asp?ID=344#services

Vashon Transfer Station Guide

For more recycling options King County has a What do I do with…? page

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/wdidw/index.asp

Want to know what happens with your recycling after it’s collected?

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/what-happens-to-my-r

The Puget Sound Energy office on Vashon Highway will recycle CFL bulbs