Look at what we just found! IKEA has this fabulous recycling station. It’s located inside the main garage, just outside customer service (can’t miss it). It’s FREE and accepts materials from other companies.
Bulb recycling can be tricky to decipher– IKEA makes it easy by including drawings, text, and separate bins. Note: In Seattle they do NOT recycle the long fluorescent tubes… but they DO take broken bulbs (they really do love us).
Recycle that styrofoam packaging!! I’m so happy, I’m tempted to pull it out of the neighbor’s garbage and take it to IKEA. Here’s an idea, volunteer to collect and deliver it for a small fee – for example: it could be a year long GREEN fundraiser for a school – a win, win, win :)
I called the national IKEA customer service and they say they will accept all types of styrofoam. I’m skeptical, so am doing more research, probably next time I visit as I can’t seem to reach anyone via the phone. I’ll add more to this post when I have some details, but in the meantime I’m saving the awful styrofoam cups and to-go containers we ended up with last night – ugh, so glad Seattle has banned those!