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Reuse Organization Profiles

Garbage Reincarnation, Inc. "Recycletown"

Overview

Garbage Reincarnation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that operates two reuse/recycling depots under contract with the Sonoma County Integrated Waste Management Department. Created in 1986 by Garbage Reincarnation, Inc. and located at the central landfill, Recycletown features a nostalgic "wild west" theme made almost entirely of salvaged building materials. Proceeds go towards community education programs including a free newsletter, publications, mentoring programs, workshops/exhibits, tours of Recycletown, coastal cleanups, and special event recycling. The annual "Scrapture" Contest features art, structures, and costumes, all made from junk by local artists and citizens.

Materials Accepted Source of Materials Collection Services Geographic
Service Area
Used oil, paint (paint exchange program), automobile batteries, newspaper, glass, aluminum, tin, steel, copper, scrap metal, appliances, furniture, toys, clothing, bicycles, bicycle parts, mattress foam, mattresses, building materials, stereos, lamps, and anything else that is reusable. Self-haulers (including individuals) and thrift stores. All materials are donated. By appointment; fee. Largely Sonoma County.

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Last updated: May 23, 2014
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