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Sustainable Resources for Cleveland

Recycling initiative


Each month, we will collect a hard to recycle item from you to properly recycle. You can bring these to your shopping appointment, our open hours, drop off during your curbside pick up or leave them on your doorstep on the day of your delivery. This is one of the many ways we are making sustainability simple.


Our Pick up itemS of the month:


This month we are collecting coffee pods for our recycling initiative item of July. If you use pods, then we have you covered this month so they don't end up in landfill or creating microplastics. 

OUR MONTHLY COLLECTION LINEUP for 2021:

April: Writing Utensils and unused single-use cutlery from restaurants
May: Brita filters
June: Dental Care
July: Coffee Pods
August: #5 Plastic
September: Rubbermaid
October: TBD
November: TBD
December: TBD

ITEMS WE ALWAYS TAKE FOR COLLECTION:

Dead Household Batteries (in a sealed container)
Paktech Beer Handles
Bread Bag Clips- Collecting for Danielle Cares for Chairs
Beauty and Body Care Products and Packaging
Pill Bottles
Razors-All brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units), rigid plastic packaging, and flexible plastic bag packaging
Red Solo Cups (#6 rigid plastic cups)


WASTE MANAGEMENt


Anne Arundel Recycling : Household Recycling and Trash MADE SIMPLE
Upcycled : Transforms your #2 and #5 plastic waste into products like beams and interlocking bricks.
Annapolis Compost : Turn your scraps into compost!
Share Waste App : Connects those who wish to recycle their food scraps with neighbors who compost
Terra Cycle : Collects hard to recycle goods 
BE Beauty : Non-profit that recycles makeup empties and clothing.
Waste360 : Waste and recycling information
Opt out of of mailed offer lists
Cancel Junk Mail


Secondhand Shops


Return to Oz : Consigning is good for you and the planet!
Savvy : Savvy prides themselves in being a small business that gives back to their community.
Maryland Saddlery : They are VERY big on inclusion, so any human (or animal) who wants to be a part of their tribe is welcomed with open arms. 

Don't forget about Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Saver's and Value World!

  

BYOB SHOPS


Federal Brewing : Every bottle you return gives you a dollar to shop with. Check out their amazing Kombucha and other wellness products.
Dimitri Olive Oil : Offers a percentage off your purchase when you return or refill a bottle. Adopt an olive tree to help pay for maintenance of this sustainable farm.
MOMs Organic Grocers : Offers BYOC for bulk refills of dry foods.
Cafe Mezzanote : Farm to table dining with a garden on premise and supporting local Maryland makers.  

LOCAL SUSTAINABLE SHOPS


MD Farmers Markets : Complete List
Maryland Green Registry : A comprehensive list of sustainable businesses across Maryland. 

BOOKS & BLOGS


Zero Waste Chef : Waste free recipes and zero waste tips. 
Going Zero Waste :
The author's blog of 101 ways to go zero waste. 
Sustainably Shelbi :
A low waste blogger who goes into all the details of sustainable living. 
Wellness Mama 
: Wellness hub for mothers.
Green and Grumpy : Cleveland based sustainable living blog

INFORMATIVE WEBSITES


Annapolis Green : Connect, inform and inspire YOU to protect our environment. 
Bcorporations : Discover what big companies are certified B Corporations and their impact score.
Do a trash audit.
Neighborhood Projects

DIY RECIPE EBOOK


Download the Refill Goodness DIY cleaning recipe guide: HERE

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