Reduce Your Trash Production

By following the 5R’s and composting our yard and kitchen waste, we can reduce our trash production up to 70%. Californians most of all need to reduce their wastes.

Did You Know?

In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her own adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150 pound adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for his or her children.Packaging contributes 30% of the weight and 50% of the volume of all household waste. One dollar out of every $11 Americans spend on food goes to packaging.

Smart Shopping Tips

While many people recognize the environmental benefits of recycling and composting, much of the stuff in our trash cans is not currently recyclable or compostable. What can we do about this stuff? By following the 5 R’s of Waste Reduction we can do much to reduce our waste. The following are some additional ideas on how you can change your shopping habits to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Many items we might purchase may be borrowed from a neighbor, checked out from the library, rented, or leased.   Try following the old adage ‘Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without.‘ There are also a wide variety of resources which provide creative ways to reuse things to replace things we might otherwise purchase, or to give our purchases another life.

Local Businesses

The following information is intended as a guide for Del Norte County residents, businesses, agencies and visitors to easily locate sources of used goods, rental and repair services.  Listing does not imply endorsement of any company.

Del Norte Mercantile | 1129 Hwy 101 N Crescent City | 464-5658
Gasquet Village Antiques | Gasquet | 457-3277
North Coast Collectables | 1048 9th Street Crescent City | 464-5858
Parkway Drive Antiques | 1650 Parkway Drive Crescent City | 464-6035
Robin’s Nest Antiques | 155 King Street Crescent City | 464-6073
Sunset House Antiques | 1060 Sunset Circle Crescent City | 464-6631
Sylvia’s Attic | 140 G Street Crescent City | 464-9466

Northcrest Second Hand | 1626 Northcrest Drive Crescent City | 465-4211
U Save Appliance Repair | House Calls Only Crescent City | 465-0811

A-1 Auto Wreckers | 1100 McNamara Road Crescent City | 464-7732

Back Country Bicycles | 1331 Northcrest Drive Crescent City | 465-3995
Kite’s Bikes | 2151 Harmony Lane Crescent City | 464-2065

Millsong Mercantile | 1228 2nd Street, Suite A Crescent City | 464-5811
Del Norte County Library | 190 Price Mall Crescent City | 464-9793
Smith River Branch Library | 241 1st Street Smith River | 487-8048
Purple Cat Thrift Shop | 457 Vance Ave Crescent City | 464-7729
Sylvia’s Attic | 140 G Street Crescent City | 464-9466

Del Norte Child Care Council Toy Lending Library | 212 K Street Crescent City | 464-8311
Purple Cat Thrift Shop | 457 Vance Ave Crescent City | 464-7729
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store | 1440 Parkway Dr Crescent City | 464-1322

Chuck’s PC World | www.chuckspcworld.com | 951-4770
Computer Helper | 170 Church Tree Rd Crescent City | 464-6091
Tech Town Computers | 425 L St Crescent City | 464-3432

California Materials Exchange | CalMax http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/calmax/
The Triplicate | Waste Not Want Not Ads | 464-2141
Trader Horn Radio Program | KPOD 1240 AM, 97.9 FM M-F | 12:40-12:55 PM | 464-1000

Del Norte Pawn & Jewelry | 307 Hwy 101 N. Crescent City | 464-8148

Del Norte Pawn & Jewelry | 307 Hwy 101 N. Crescent City | 464-8148
My Bestfriends Closet | 1107 9th Street Crescent City | 465-3100
Purple Cat Thrift Shop | 457 Vance Ave Crescent City | 464-7729
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store | 1440 Parkway Dr Crescent City | 464-1322

Curry Equipment | 1041 McNamara Rd Crescent City | 464-5039

Advantage Rental Purchase | 325 L Street Crescent City | 464-8521
Ace Hardware Rentals | 840 Washington Blvd Crescent City | 465-5865
Pacific Quest Dive Shop | 415 Hwy 101 S Crescent City | 464-8753