‘Free’ Piles Are A Pseudo-Legitimate Way Of Littering, And Since There Are Alternatives, You Have No Excuse

Friday, May 17, 2013

How NOTARCATA – What happens after you start a “free” pile? Sure, some people might come by and be excited to pick up a free pair of shoes.

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.