Normally, Second Use does not accept aluminum windows, as they don’t typically sell well. However, for the weekend of May 14 and 15, in conjunction with the windows workshop, Second Use will accept salvaged aluminum windows for recycling. They must be aluminum, and they must be intact (no shattered glass).
Second Use, in turn, will pass them along to GC Recycle. The company says it’s able to recycle 100 percent of the glass, aluminum frames and space bars. The service is free, but Second Use will accept small donations to defer the cost of the collection.
In addition, on Sunday, May 15, Second Use will host a window workshop.
Installing windows can be a tricky task for beginners. However, a few dos and don’ts can make the job high-quality and efficient. Learn how to both remove a window and install a new one. In the workshop, you will also learn about the different parts of a window and how the parts function together. The West Seattle Tool Library will join to inform you about tool sharing—a unique way to be green and save money.