Repair Don't ReplaceChoosing to repair slightly broken or damaged items is one more way to decrease the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills! »Search RepairSD now
Step Up Your Recycling Efforts Composting It's Easier Than You Think!
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Are they recyclable?Plastic Bags San Diego uses 500 million plastic bags every year. But less than 3% of them are recycled.
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It only takes one drop of motor oil to contaminate an entire swimming pools worth of water. Motor oil is insoluble, persistent, and contains heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Properly recycled used motor oil can be cleaned and used again, ensuring that it doesn't contaminate local waterways and pollute our environment. There are more than 200 locations in San Diego County that accept used motor oil and used oil filters from the public for recycling year-round. Motor oil must not be contaminated with water or other liquids such as antifreeze, solvents or gasoline. To find a location near you, use the recycling search above. Enter the waste category (motor oil or motor oil – filters, for example), zip code, how you heard about us and lastly your community. You will then see a list of the ten closest locations to you to recycle your used motor oil. Residents that have contaminated motor oil or more than five gallons of clean motor oil must visit a household hazardous waste collection facility. More questions? Call us at 800-237-2583.
Doyou have a fruit tree at home that yields more lemons or oranges than you know what to do with? Don't worry! We have a solution, and it's gleaners. Gleaning, performed by gleaners, is the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, restaurants, etc. to provide it to those in need. According to the USDA, hundreds of thousands of pounds of edible produce is landfilled each year while an estimated 23 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, go hungry.
Do you have excess fresh fruits or vegetables that could be harvested? Search “gleaners” in the field above to find a volunteer gleaning service near you. If you’re able to harvest it yourself, the San Diego Food Bank will accept that as well!