Collecting locally, Reusing efficiently, Recycling responsibly
Grey Bears operates two recycling drop-off facilities at our Chanticleer Recycling Center and at the Buena Vista Landfill Recycling Center. We take everything that is recyclable at curbside and in greater quantity, plus metal, aluminum, electronics and more, diverting 6,500 tons of materials out of the landfills annually. Click the links for a complete list of what we accept at each site.
Hours: Chanticleer is open every day from 7:30am – 3:45pm, and Buena Vista is open Monday – Saturday, 7:30am – 3:30pm.
Chanticleer E-waste Center. We recycle all electronics and appliances including computers, printers, monitors, TVs, hot water tanks, washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves and other household electrical items (anything with an electric cord) free of charge, seven days a week. We also accept lead-acid and UPS (surge protection, laptop, lithium ion) batteries.
Computer Electronics Store. Our Chanticleer Avenue Center offers refurbished desktop and laptop computers and components, hard drives, keyboards and monitors to CD ROMs, memory, modems and cables, stereo hi-fi, audio/visual gear including TVs, DVD/VCR players, stereo tuner/amplifiers, speakers, consumer electronics, and appliances including refrigerators, microwave ovens, vacuums and more.
Thrift Store. The Grey Bears Thrift Store is run by volunteers who sort through and select donated treasures, antiques, furniture, clothing, books, music, housewares, sporting goods, bikes and much more – all for sale at low prices.
Composting. Our six Earth Tub Composting Bins turn unused produce from the Brown Bag Program and daily lunches into high-quality compost for your garden, and we sell it dirt cheap.