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Weekly Tips | April 25, 2011


If you have tennis balls that have lost the spring in their bounce, you don’t have to throw them away. Consider donating used tennis balls to schools or senior centers…


Weekly Tips | June 20, 2011

Repair Revolution

When something breaks, we often think "Replace it!" In mancy cases,  a simple fix may be in order. While many products are not designed to last forever, local experts can help extend the life of the products we buy.

One of the easiest ways to reduce waste is to fix and repair items instead of throwing them away. It is time for a repair revolution!


Community News | July 07, 2011

Portland: Alberta Street installs first 'functional art' trash cans

Check out this article on the newly installed functional art trash cans we'll be servicing in Portland...

Artist Ivan McLean bolted into the sidewalk on the corner of Northeast 31st Avenue and Alberta Street on Thursday morning a trash can he designed and made from recycled signs.

The idea for the recycling-and-garbage receptacle, one of 19 to be installed along the busy commercial strip, came from a friend who was recycling commercial signs in Cannon Beach, McLean said.

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Weekly Tips | March 12, 2012

Cheer Up and Gear Up!

Sunshine is just around the corner, so get a head start on gear! The Pacific Northwest is the perfect playground for outdoor activities, whether you prefer water sports, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, organized sports or even skydiving. Click below for more on where to score - and score one for the environment too!


Weekly Tips | June 12, 2012

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Chalk it up to a good idea, and the next time you go to toss, try posting instead! Reduce waste and conserve natural resources using online sites that allow you to give away items you no longer need or find free used items for yourself.

Each CleanScapes Weekly Tip this month will offer alternatives to buying new items so check back each week for more.


| October 13, 2012

Issaquah Costume Swap 2012

Before you toss out that "old" costume or head to the store to buy a new one, plan to participate in National Costume Swap Day on Saturday, October 13, 2012.




Weekly Tips | August 05, 2013

Second Time Lucky!

Ever wondered whether scaling vertical heights, hurtling down a mountain, or exploring the deep blue sea might be for you? Pursuing an outdoor passion in the Pacific Northwest doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg - so go out on a limb and get lucky! Gently used specialized gear abounds in the region, and there's always a first time for a second time around!


Weekly Tips | December 09, 2013

Guiltless Re-Gifting

‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to spread the joy than to share with others items that no longer serve a purpose in your own home, but may in theirs? Making way for a New Year is a great time to revisit closets and cupboards (and even the garage!) for unwanted gently-used items. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, gifting from what you have (coats, cribs, books, and toys) to those who may benefit can make the season merry and bright.



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