Newsletter February 2013
At G L Perry Construction we feel like we are always doing spring cleaning. Each job creates a certain amount of material that we need to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way. Therefore, we choose dump sites that sort and recycle our construction debris.
As a homeowner you may not have a large volume of debris, but you may have hazardous waste items that cannot go in the weekly waste pickup. But what do you do with them?
Santa Clara County has a website for the answer to this problem. Their disposal stations require an appointment and are held on Saturdays in different cities. The appointment is the hardest part. The rest is easy. All you do is pull up in your vehicle and they do all the unloading and you are on your way. As Jerry said “gone in a minute”!
Here is the website for more information and to make an appointment:
For San Mateo County go to this website for more information on hazardous waste disposal:
Paint can be recycled at most retail paint stores. Call the store before you go to make sure they are not at capacity. This is a new program and lots of homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Electronic waste can be dropped off at Salvation Army locations. A recent visit found that they are open in the evening until 8:50p.m. Good to know! Lots of locations take e-waste but we like SA because they have good hours, friendly staff, and are around the corner from our shop!
Me a Hoarder?
I try not to be, but it’s so darn hard throwing away things of value. As far as actually selling things the money is hardly ever worth the effort. My problem is I have too much space to store things. Habitat for Humanity is very selective and transporting anything costs time and gas. So in the spirit of not hoarding, I have been throwing stuff out now for three months.
Are any of you frustrated artists who are looking for ideas and materials? Come to G.L.Perry offices and see the array of bolts, hardware, lumber, and other building materials we have. 90% of it I would give away.
Dancin’ on the Avenue (Willow Glen)
Speaking of junk, last year I cut up over 2,000 pieces of trim and with some glue donated by the local hardware store we sponsored a construction booth for local kids. The creations done by the hundreds of kids who participated last year were amazing. This year the date is Saturday June 22nd from 2-7 PM. Mary and I would love to see you there. We also need volunteers this year to join us in operating the booth.
Call our office at 408 287-3779 if you can help. I promise you will be rewarded by the experience.
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