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Ask Charlie | November 21, 2014

Q: Can I recycle my used cooking oil?


A: Dear Tom,

Whether you cook with butter, olive oil or pancetta drippings, your used or unwanted cooking oil and grease can have a life-after-dinner as biofuel. While you can put cooking oil and grease in the garbage you now have another choice - support a local and renewable green fuel movement by donating your kitchen oil.


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tags: recycling  seattle  shoreline 

Ask Charlie | August 01, 2011

Q: Where can I recycle my child’s car seat?


A: Dear Jose,

If you have unused or expired car seats, you don’t have to throw them away! Across the US, recycling programs for car seats are in their infancy. In the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and Portland have led the way with drop-off recycling programs. 


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Ask Charlie | May 21, 2010

Q: What do I do with my household batteries? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Shirley,

From flashlights to cell phones to hybrid cars, battery power has become an everyday essential for most Americans. Annually, more than three billion household batteries are sold in the United States, producing more than 125,000 tons of waste. Many batteries still contain toxic materials such as mercury and cadmium, which pose a threat to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.

Here are some guidelines to help you identify and dispose of household batteries in Shoreline:


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tags: batteries  shoreline  recycling 

Ask Charlie | May 21, 2010

Q: What do I do with my household batteries? - SEATTLE


A: Dear Shirley,

From flashlights to cell phones to hybrid cars, battery power has become an everyday essential for most Americans. Annually, more than three billion household batteries are sold in the United States, producing more than 125,000 tons of waste. Many batteries still contain toxic materials such as mercury and cadmium, which pose a threat to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.


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tags: batteries  recycling  seattle 

Ask Charlie | March 02, 2010

Q: What should I do with daily food scraps?


A: Dear Candy,

There are many creative ways to temporarily store food scraps in the kitchen, at your desk or in workplace common areas.

One simple and FREE way to keep the fruit flies at bay and limit the smell of food scraps is to use what you already have available – any washable container with a lid. Some examples include empty paper milk cartons, large plastic tubs with lids or plastic juice pitchers.


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tags: composting  seattle  shoreline 

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