From Trash to Treasure!

WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center is a great place for area residents to drop off stuff that can’t go in the normal trash to make sure that it gets recycled, reused, or disposed of properly. But did you know the MRC also GIVES AWAY many of the still usable items that folks bring in?

One of the best ways to divert valuable goods from the waste-stream is to pull out the stuff folks still might want, which is why we provide these goods FOR FREE to patrons!

Yes, some of the stuff that comes in has seen its best days, but as they say – one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And we have plenty of patrons who take that to heart.

One customer, Mia D, wrangled up these pieces below – check out that before and after! With a little effort and a creative eye someone’s old stuff can be transformed into something great.

The MRC isn’t the only place you can get useful stuff for free from WLSSD – you can also visit our Product Reuse Center at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and pick out used, but still useable household products like paints and stains that can be used to enhance reuse projects.

And that’s not all! Once you have completed a reuse project using materials from our Product Reuse Center, fill out an award application and send us a picture of your project for a chance to win $25! What could be better than free stuff and the chance to win money?! Learn more about these opportunities at the link below:

Reuse Centers

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