Updates to Reuse It or Lose It! Program

News: Jan 02, 2019

Our popular Reuse It or Lose It! program is still going strong!  Through the program, District residents may drop off usable household items and building materials in the reuse buildings at the Transfer Station for others to take.  Starting January 1, 2019, visitors to the reuse buildings will pay a $1 admin fee for each visit or to drop-off items under 50 pounds.  For household items over 50 pounds, visitors will be charged $4 per item.

Click here to download our printable Reuse It or Lose It! information sheet.  Not sure if an item you have is accepted?  Call us at 388-2333.

Reminder: all items are accepted at the discretion of District staff and only when there is space available.  All items must be clean, in safe, readily usable condition, with few or no broken or missing parts.  Furniture must have no stains, tears, pet fur, or odors.  Building materials that have rot, rust, water damage, asbestos, or are stained, torn, heavily soiled, wet, or damaged are not accepted.

Acceptable Household items include:

• Small kitchen appliances
• Books (no encyclopedias, textbooks, romance novellas)
• Furniture
• Housewares
• Kitchenware: dishes, utensils, storage containers with lids
• Knick-knacks & antiques
• Art, frames, craft supplies
• Office supplies
• DVDs, BLU-RAYs, records, CDs (no VHS or cassette tapes)
• Games, toys
• Sporting equipment, bikes, free weights, weight benches
• Hand tools

Acceptable Building Materials include:

• Kitchen & bath fixtures
• Free standing bathtubs
• Shower stalls
• Unused pipe (>4 ft)
• Unused plumbing fixtures
• Toilets (white & off-white only)
• Sinks (metal, white, or off-white)
• Cabinets
• Doors (residential only)
• Hardware & fasteners
• Unused fiberglass insulation
• Insulation board (>16 ft²)
• Lumber (>4 ft, no hardware)
• Plywood, drywall, particle board, OSB (>16 ft²)
• Roofing materials
• New ceramic tiles
• Light fixtures (non-fluorescent)
• Windows & shutters (no storm, single-pane, or picture windows)
• Countertops
• Hardwood flooring
• New vinyl or laminate flooring
• Vanity sets

NOT Accepted:

• Clothing & textiles, pillows
• Electronics
• Freon appliances
• Paint & chemicals
• Baby equipment of any kind
• Personal flotation devices
• Helmets
• Large appliances, microwaves
• Vacuum cleaners
• Mattresses, box springs
• Rugs, carpeting
• Lightbulbs
• Humidifiers & air purifiers
• Air conditioners & dehumidifiers
• Medical supplies
• Motorized exercise equipment
• Large stereo systems
• Tires

• Colored toilets or sinks
• Vermiculite or cellulose insulation
• Tiles with grout or glue
• Vinyl tiles
• Used laminate or vinyl flooring