The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
Donate items to be used creatively by Bay Area teachers. Visit this site to see acceptable donations, location and hours of operation.
Find your local library.
Real Plans - menu planning (monthly/annual subscription cost)
My personal favorite resource. This affordable, easy to navigate, time saving site will benefit the entire family!
Safe Medication Drop-off
Keep expired and unused medications out of our water supply and away from children and others by dropping off at a local CVS. Look here for a location near you.
Find locations in your area to recycle just about anything.
https://www.recyclewhere.org/ also available as an app
PaperKarma (minimal monthly cost for subscription)
Rid yourself of unwanted mail simply by taking a photo.
https://www.paperkarma.com/ app with phone camera needed
Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste
Properly dispose of paint, cleaning products, florescent bulbs, batteries...
What is accepted? Click here
Electronic Waste (and metal)- Rapid Recycle
Dispose of electronic items and more. Working items are recycled and sold on Wednesdays (10a-2p). I found a great monitor for a fraction of the price new and felt good about the recycle aspect of keeping items out of our landfill.