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New retail store in Issaquah encourages recycling
CleanScapes cut the ribbon on the first-ever garbage and recycling store in Issaquah’s Gilman Village on Friday, Sept. 21.
The store and customer service center provides face-to-face customer service and offers creative products and gifts to reduce waste, recycle and reuse up-cycled materials.
“CleanScapes is pleased to be offering this innovative approach to retail and customer service to provide a better experience for the Issaquah community,” said CleanScapes founder and President Chris Martin. “Issaquah residents can come in and pay a bill or drop off hard to recycle items, and they can buy products that reduce waste by replacing disposable items with reusable ones, recycled and recyclable products, and unique, “up-cycled” goods.”
A feature to the store includes re-used bicycles rescued from the landfill thanks to a new bicycle recycling partnership between CleanScapes and the non-profit, Bike Works.
Every year, millions of bicycles end up in landfills in the US. CleanScapes and Bike Works have united to turn things around. This program is an opportunity to reduce that trend and give customers an option to purchase one of these refurbished bicycles at a low cost.
“We selected CleanScapes for their commitment to customer service, focus on working with businesses and residents to increase recycling and composting and dedication to continuous improvement and innovation,” said Mayor Ava Frisinger. “We have been impressed with their roll-out of services to the community this summer and look forward to many years of excellent service.”
A complete list of recyclable items that Issaquah residents can dispose of curbside or at the store is available at www.cleanscapes.com/issaquah.
The CleanScapes Store is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.