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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

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.

Source of Materials

Self-haulers (including individuals) and thrift stores. All materials are donated.

Collection Service

By appointment; fee.

Geographic Service Area

Largely Sonoma County.

Drop-Off Hours

Seven days a week: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Days/Hours of Operation

Same as drop-off hours.

Contact Information

Brian Belsardi, Staff
500 Mecham Road
Post Office Box 1375
Santa Rosa, California 95402
Major Cross Street: Stony Point Road/Highway 116
County: Sonoma
Phone: (707) 795-3660
E-mail: brecycle@pacbell.net
Web site: www.garbage.org

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Last updated: February 16, 2005
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