El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center
While visiting in California this summer I ended up going to the recycling center in El Cerrito. This Platinum Leed Project has an interesting design and site plan. It is a semi circle in plan with different stations where you can drop off items to be recycled. They will take pharmaceuticals, motor oil, cfls, electronics as well as typical paper, cardboard and plastics. A book center is located at the entry and books can be dropped off but you will also find people hovering around the book bin like vultures ready to pick up some nice free books. There is also Good Will bins for reusable goods. It is a one stop recycling center. We could use something like that here in Seattle.