Reusing items is part of the recycling process and helps to extend the useful life of a product. Instead of sending your old home or office furniture to the local landfill, wasting valuable space and taxpayer money, you could offer its reuse to someone else who has a use for it or the time to refurbish it. The following are several options for recycling and reusing your old discard items.
Bulky Item Collection
City of La Habra residents with curbside cart collection service are entitled to four (4) free bulky item collections per year. CR&R Incorporated, the City's waste contractor, will retrieve up to 4 large items or 20 plastic bags of refuse or bundles of yard waste (less than 50 pounds each) per pickup. Additional pickups are available for a nominal fee.
Commercial and multi-family properties with bin service may request bulky item pickups on a per item basis. There is a nominal fee charged for the first item and a smaller fee for each additional item.
To make an appointment, contact CR&R at (562) 694-3730 or (866) 742-8850.
California Materials Exchange (CalMAX)
The CalMAX website is a free online materials exchange service run by the State of California designed to help businesses, organizations, local governments, industry, schools, and individuals find markets for nonhazardous materials that may otherwise be discarded.
The Earth911 website is a useful site to learn about recycling and reusing various home and office products and household hazardous waste items.
Goodwill accepts items in gently used working condition. Items must be in good condition: not be ripped, torn, stained, or have major scratches. Goodwill also accepts e-waste items that contain electronic circuitry, whether working or not, but cannot accept items that may dispense hazardous fumes, liquids or gases.
Reuse Links & Resources
The Reuse page on the CalRecycle website is a compilation of links and resources of reuse opportunities available both in California and nationally from well known and less well-known organizations.