Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Recycle Your Trash.....

We try hard here to lower our contributions to land fills. When we have items we no longer can use, we freecycle, sell at yard sales and thrift stores, donate to Goodwill or pass it on to friends. There is a lot that just does not fit into those categories though and just plain old needs to be thrown away. Here is my trash system.....


Black can = compost
Light Blue can = aluminum cans
Dark Blue can = regular recycle bin
Large Blue can = trash


We cash in the aluminum cans for cash and use the compost in the garden. Here is a look at what we do with the cardboard......



We flatten all card board boxes and stack them in a larger box. Doing this really helps cut down on trash! Cardboard is picked up with regular recycles.

All of this helps the earth be a greener place and takes very little effort. If you do not recycle already, I hope you will consider it. Every little bit helps!

Next week I will tell you more about my composting system.




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Tackle It Tuesday — PENCILS??? – 5 Minutes For Mom
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5 comments:

Susie said...

That is exactly what I do. I look forward to hear about your composting.

Shonda said...

We are recyclers too! We pick up cans in our neighborhood and fill a huge bag everyday and then cash in for money. Love it!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Good for you!! I have been on a kick where I am trying to get better about this kind of thing. The problem is Hubby is AWFUL about recycling.

Staci said...

Looks like you have a great system going!

Shelley said...

We recycle and compost, too! Another thing you can do with empty cereal/cracker size boxes is take apart at the seam, turn inside out and re-tape/glue with the plain side out. They're light, but sturdy, make great gift boxes or for mailing small items!

 
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