Electric Items Are E-Waste
Anything powered by batteries or electricity, such as a baby monitor, is considered e-waste. Find out how to dispose of e-waste here.
Doesn’t Fit in Your Garbage?
Any items that do not fit in your garbage need to be disposed of properly. Find out what to do with bulky items here.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Recycle Torn, Stained or Worn Clothing
Drop off clothing that is torn, stained or worn out at stores that accept clothes for recycling. Some major clothing recyclers include Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Savers, Blue Jeans Go Green, American Textile Recycling Service and USAgain.
Mail in Your Baby Gear to be Recycled
Terracycle has a recycling program where you can mail in any brand of non-electronic baby products, including feeding bottles, pacifiers, play mats, small plastic toys, teething rings, car seats, and more. For further information about the program and how to send in your items, visit their website here.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Baby Items Secondhand
You can find lightly used or like-new baby items at thrift shops, garage sales, or online marketplaces such as Nextdoor and Facebook Marketplace. Help reduce your carbon footprint and reuse what’s already in circulation!
Ways to Reuse
Sell or Donate Unwanted Items
Children grow quickly, so many used items are still in excellent condition and can be sold on online marketplaces such as Nextdoor and Facebook Marketplace, given as hand-me-downs to friends or neighbors, or donated to thrift stores, shelters or charities.