The Clallam County Waste Prevention program works with local governments, public and private organizations to provide education, research and development and coordination of residential and commercial recycling and source reduction of a variety of materials.
Reusing & Reducing
The most effect way to reduce waste is preventing it in the first place. Reusing products is preferred over Recycling and can save consumers money, prevents pollution caused by manufacturing & hauling, and allows products to be used to their fullest extent.
What can you do?
- Buy used.
- Maintain and repair products, like clothing, tires and appliances, so that they won’t have to be thrown out and replaced as frequently.
- Borrow, rent or share items that are used infrequently, like party decorations, tools or furniture.
- Buy reusable over disposable items.
- Be an informed consumer and look for products that use less packaging or packaging that can be recycled locally.
How we can help!
- Materials Exchange
- Zero Waste Kit
According to the EPA recycling is “the separation and collection of materials that otherwise would be considered waste, the processing and re-manufacturing of these items into new products, and the use of the recycled products to complete the cycle.”
Recycling turns items like those bottles, paper, and cans that you’re done with into new products – and just because some CAN be recycled doesn’t mean that its collected and recycled in your community. Be sure to check with your local hauler to find out whats acceptable in your curbside recycling – Get Flyer Here Don’t forget to Recycle Right! CLEAN. EMPTY. DRY
Did you Know?
Clallam County is home to the Composite Recycling Technology Center, a joint project of the Port of Port Angeles, Peninsula College, City of Port Angeles, and Clallam County, that aims to provide local opportunities for education and innovation of commercially competitive recycling of composite waste into new products.