REDUCE WASTE

Reducing waste traditionally means the 3 R’s–Reduce consumption, Reuse items, and Recycle.

The “Recylopedia” can help you find a place for that unneeded item:

Thanks to SW member Elizabeth Knight for compiling this “Recylopedia” (organized by category) and to Straus News for publishing it in Dirt magazine.

For recycling electronics:

Staples takes e-waste, including computer monitors, for free, but no TVs.

Best Buy takes e-waste for free but charges for TVs and computer monitors. $25 a piece.

New Hampton and Newburgh Transfer Stations take TVs only (CRTs and flat screens) for $5 a piece.

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The Repair Cafe can keep your broken items in use.

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Visit consignment shops and check freecycle.org or warwickcommonplace.org for free or inexpensive used items. Keep them in circulation!

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The best way to reduce waste is to consume less.