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Anyone know a good place that Recycles through the mail?


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I live in Los Angeles and have yet to find a place that recycles #5 (Polypropylene) and steel amongst other items (besides the normal plastic soda bottles, glass, aluminum, etc.). I want to know if there is a place that I can send my materials through the mail and they will take care of the shipping. I don't need the money back, but I want to get these items out of my house so I don't have to throw them away.

 

Heres a site that tells what #5 is:

http://ladpw.org/epd/recycling/crm.cfm

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We have some of the best recycling in Boulder county! Most garbage collection companies offer curb side recycling which is sooooooo nice!

 

There are other facilities that take hard-to-recycle items, including the #5 plastic, styrofoam (always offered after Christmas!), hazardous wastes, building materials, all sorts of amazing things. However, the consumer has to drop these items off at the facility & being not-for-profit I'm certain they will not pay shipping.

 

If you have any sort of recycling center near you, call & ask if they can recommend a place that will take #5.

 

It's great that so many more containers are recyclable, but it is really only recyclable if you have a place to drop it off.

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We have some of the best recycling in Boulder county! Most garbage collection companies offer curb side recycling which is sooooooo nice!

 

There are other facilities that take hard-to-recycle items, including the #5 plastic, styrofoam (always offered after Christmas!), hazardous wastes, building materials, all sorts of amazing things. However, the consumer has to drop these items off at the facility & being not-for-profit I'm certain they will not pay shipping.

 

If you have any sort of recycling center near you, call & ask if they can recommend a place that will take #5.

 

It's great that so many more containers are recyclable, but it is really only recyclable if you have a place to drop it off.

 

Too bad I don't have that here.

 

I am glad as well that more stuff are having more recyclable items.

 

The #5 is pretty hard to find as well as steel. I read that steel is one of the most recycled yet a lot of the recycling centers here don't accept it. Only steel I have are aerosol cans.

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Kalani I dont think anyone will recycle those cans. I have heard of styrofoam recycling, but have never seen it available.

 

They do. Theres a place in California that does it but it's a couple miles (over 20 I think) and I can't just go there all the time just to recycle because of Gas costs and such. It's a Ralphs but I think it's the only one compared to the ones around here that take the #5 and steel. The rest are just cans and bottles.

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Yup, havent found any so far.

 

I remember doing a project in High School where we recycled Ink Cartridges and they paid for shipping. I found one that does it and gives the money to dog funds, but that's the closest I have found to prepaid labels.

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