recycling Posts

Styrofoam recycling in Duluth

I have a basement full of pieces of hard Styrofoam blocks in all shapes and sizes that I need to get rid of. I hate the stuff, but cannot bring myself to send it to the landfill, due to environmental concerns. I have six years’ worth of it and it is time to do something so I can reclaim the large area of my basement that is currently overrun by it. Does anyone know of anywhere local that I can bring this stuff where they can recycle or reuse it? I know shipping places take packing peanuts, but several have told me they do not take the larger pieces or blocks that come in the packaging of appliances. I thought I had heard something a few years ago about Lake Superior College having a recycling program for Styrofoam, but I have been unable to find any confirmation of this.

On a related note, I also have several very large pieces of cardboard (about 5’x3′) up for grabs. If anyone wants it let me know and you can pick it up in the Piedmont area.

Plastic Bag Recycling

Does anyone know where I can recycle plastic shopping bags (besides Walmart, because I have heard a rumor that they sell them for their own profit)?

CD recycling?

I am looking for a place to recycle old scratched CDs here in Duluth. Like half of the people my age, we burned tons of CDs years ago and now I have piles of them but can’t bring myself to put them in the garbage, there’s got to be a better place for them to be disposed. Any ideas?