‘Free’ Piles Are A Pseudo-Legitimate Way Of Littering, And Since There Are Alternatives, You Have No Excuse
But what happens to all the items that are left? Free piles cost the City, the environment and ultimately the community money. It is a widely accepted form of littering.
The City of Arcata has compiled a great list of for profit and nonprofit entities that reuse, recycle and consign you materials. This list can be found on the City of Arcata website or at scraphumboldt.wordpress.com/resources.
SCRAP Humboldt is participating in HSU’s Donation Dash where three other non-profit thrift stores will be collecting materials on campus. This HSU project helps support local commmunity non profits by making it easy for students and their families to make tax-deductible donations of their old goods. SCRAP Humboldt collects office, artist, and other materials for their Creative Reuse Center located at 101 H street (on the magical corner of G and H streets). A complete list of accepted materials can be found at scraphumboldt.org.
SCRAP Humboldt is open Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can also donate during the Donation Dash at the College Creek Site Saturday May 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.