Methow Recycles will re-open its materials reuse programs — Take it or Leave it, and the Tool Library — beginning Friday (May 1), the organization said in a press release.
The reuse tent at the Twisp site will be open limited hours on Fridays, from noon-3 p.m., and new practices will support social distancing and sanitizing. Two visitors at a time will be allowed in the tent, and care will be taken with left materials to minimize handling and perform sanitizing before making them available to take, according to the press release.
“Coming out of winter, our inventory is very low,” said program manager Miles Milliken. “Because of this we encourage those community members wishing to leave materials to come soon, and those wishing to take materials to wait a week or two.”
The program covers its costs by charging a small fee to leave materials. The items are then free for the taking.
The Tool Library is reopening at the same time, but is currently accessible only via the website, http://www.methowrecycles.org. It includes more than 200 tools. A sliding scale annual membership provides borrowing access to the library. Anyone wishing to borrow tools must become a member and reserve the tool online. Reserved tools will be available for pickup and drop-off at the Take it or Leave it tent during its open hours on Friday afternoons.
Methow Recycles is open for self-haulers from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursdays only. All loads must be sorted before drop-off for easy drop-and-go. Charges for recycling will be collected at the time of entry, though no one will be turned away for an inability to pay: $5 per carload; $10 per truckload.