Recycled houses

Janet on the steps to her thrice-moved home outside Port Townsend

Recycling’s Full Potential


Clear glass goes in one container, colored another.

Papers in this one and plastics in yet one more.

You take your old clothes to the thrift or consignment store. Your used car oil and dead batteries go to the hazardous waste place for recycling. You consider yourself conscientious when taking care of the environment.

But what do you do when you have a whole house that needs to be recycled? It won’t fit in the bin and it is hard to put in the consignment store. And besides, how on earth would you get it there?

The first thought in the minds of most people is “demolish it.”

But on second thought, you know that’s wasteful and probably going to cost you a lot.

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