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Tom Earp 10-17-2017 01:58 PM

Do you or any body do this?
1. Card board
2. Aluminum cans.
3. Glass.
4. Newspapers.

I try to do my best!!!


honeychile 10-17-2017 05:09 PM

We recycle:

1. Aluminum cans (except the tabs - they go to Ronald McDonald House!)
2. Glass
3. Newspapers

aephi alum 10-17-2017 11:20 PM

Where I used to live, in Connecticut, the city collects all recyclables once a week. A 5-cent-per-item deposit is charged on all cans and bottles (soda or beer) and is returned if you bring the items back to the store for recycling, but you could just forgo the deposit and put them in your recycling bin. Other glass (e.g. wine bottles) and cardboard would also go into your recycling bin. I'm not sure about newsprint. I haven't subscribed to a hard-copy newspaper in ... well, ever.

Here in New Orleans, as far as I can tell (having lived here only a couple of months), recycling is apparently not a priority. At my apartment building, all cardboard boxes are to be cut down and left near the trash chute. I don't know if they're recycled or not. Everything else - soda cans, beer and wine bottles, etc. - goes down the chute. I would like to recycle the glass, but I have yet to learn where and how.

clemsongirl 10-17-2017 11:24 PM

I was raised by a mother who believed very strongly in the importance of recycling, to the point where if she found a soda can in the trash she would harangue all her children until one of them fessed up. Consequently, I'm big on recycling even though my apartment complex doesn't collect it:p I actually just took three big Trader Joe's paper bags full of recycling and a plastic grocery bag full of cans to the convenience center today, which my county operates.

jolene 10-18-2017 09:17 AM

We recycle as well. For the plastic grocery bags (for some reason they're not on the list of recyclables), we use them for scooping cat litter and small wastebasket liners. Our recycling company stopped taking glass about a year ago. We recycle what we can--paper products, plastic bottles, soda cans, etc.

honeychile 10-18-2017 04:04 PM

Yeah, I forgot to mention plastic bottles, too - although I'm a bit hesitant to recycle some items, such as Drano bottles!

andthen 10-18-2017 04:24 PM

In our house we recycle metal cans, glass, plastic containers, and paper. As far as the plastic grocery bags if I end up with too many I'll take them to the local grocery store for recycling since I can't put them out with the regular recycling.

honeychile 10-18-2017 06:30 PM

another addendum!
I work with a woman who leads a group of women who crochet loops of recycled plastic bags ("plarn") into water-proof mats for the homeless. If you can find a similar group in your neighborhood, the "warm fuzzies" factor is very high!

aephi alum 10-18-2017 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by andthen (Post 2445109)
As far as the plastic grocery bags if I end up with too many I'll take them to the local grocery store for recycling since I can't put them out with the regular recycling.

I usually ask for plastic grocery bags as it's a 6-block walk from my local grocery store to my apartment building. I then reuse those bags in my wastebasket or for used kitty litter. I have a reusable bag but I keep forgetting to bring it with me when I go grocery shopping ...

Tom Earp 10-19-2017 01:43 PM

Glad to see others recycling as I do!:D

On my glass bottles or jars, I do rinse out with hot water.;)

Over the years, I have seen ideas how recycle goods are re used. :confused:

Where does all of the stuff go?:rolleyes:

naraht 10-22-2017 08:16 AM

I live in Montgomery County Maryland, the county just north of Washington DC. We have weekly pickup of recycling including both paper (and paper products like cardboard), general recycling (including cans, bottles (glass and plastics) and most other plastics). I've had weeks where I have put out more recycling than garbage)

Yard Waste is also picked up and Mulched.

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