“The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.”
—Chinese Proverb

Recycling / Redistributing —

Going green is not just a fad, it’s a necessity. It is my strongly held belief that it is important to recycle or find other uses for items whenever possible. I am committed to this philosophy and implement it in my work.

Allow me to separate unwanted items into a variety of categories in the process of de-cluttering, downsizing, and estate liquidation. 

I will: 

  • Recycle materials that can be used for a new purpose
  • Donate items to your preferred charities
  • Properly dispose of potentially toxic materials
  • Sell items of value

Household Recycling        

Blue Bins Recyclables:
Newspaper, all other types of paper, glass, plastic #1 and #2 containers, cardboard, paper bags, phone books, magazines, plastic beverage containers, empty aerosol cans, aluminum foil free of food and metal cans.

What's Not Recyclable: 
#5 containers(yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, hummus), # 4 and #7, paper towels, white coffee filters, cardboard food containers with grease and traces of food, neon paper, tissues, laminated paper, styrofoam, packing peanuts and plastic bags(bags with the recycle sign can be recycled at your grocery store.)

Number 5 containers are recycled by The Preserve Company and Whole Foods Stores collect and send the containers to the company. Stop in a Whole Foods in your city and urge them to begin the Gimme-5 Program. The Preserve Company creates new products like toothbrushes and razors. (www.preserveproducts.com

Hazardous Waste/Environmentally Sensitive Materials

Disposing of chemicals and hazardous waste in your regular trash is not only a threat to individuals and the environment, but it's illegal too. Visit www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/ for additional information or Allow Me to help you properly sort and dispose of your household hazardous waste.

Building materials

Habitat for Humanity accepts lumber, doors, hardware, paint, carpeting, plumbing and electrical fittings and more.

Clothes, Household, Craft and Miscellaneous Items

Donate your clothing and other items that are no longer useful to you, or take them to a consignment shop. If you do not have a favorite donation site or charity, I can help you find one.

Recycling & Other Resources

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