While many people recognize the environmental benefits of recycling and composting, much of the stuff in our trash cans is not currently recyclable or compostable. What can we do about this stuff? By following the 5 R’s of Waste Reduction we can do much to reduce our waste. The following are some additional ideas on how you can change your shopping habits to reduce waste and increase recycling.
Many items we might purchase may be borrowed from a neighbor, checked out from the library, rented, or leased. Try following the old adage ‘Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without.‘ There are also a wide variety of resources which provide creative ways to reuse things to replace things we might otherwise purchase, or to give our purchases another life.
The following information is intended as a guide for Del Norte County residents, businesses, agencies and visitors to easily locate sources of used goods, rental and repair services. Listing does not imply endorsement of any company.