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View Poll Results: Do You Recycle?
Yes, everything I can 25 67.57%
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:12 PM
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Yes, it seems my city picks up dang near everything... including yard waste for community composting.
Same here, and I love it!

We have two 13 gallon trash cans in the kitchen. I marked one with the recycle symbol on top, and all recycle items go in there together (our town picks them up every two weeks in one bin they provided) except aluminum cans. Our boys save those for the extra money since we have paying a recycle center a few blocks from here

Like others have said, I can't imagine tossing recyclable goods in with regular trash, and reallly, it bugs me when I see the neighbors do it! LOL, it's such a small thing you can do to help out in the big picture.

I feel the same about reusable bags. We reused our grocery bags before it was "cool" I'd buy the heavy plastic ones for 10 cents each (years ago!) or the canvas book bags and use them over and over. I LOVED it when the cloth type started showing up everywhere!

There are so many teeny tiny things each of us could do EVERY DAY to help......insignificant things in our daily lives that add up to a big difference IMO. I don't consider myself a "hippy" (as my son lovingly teases me about, LOL) or anything like that, but come on.......somethings are not only good for the planet, they are GREAT for your pocket
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:53 PM
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Not really. I wouldn't mind, really, but we don't have recycling. We don't even have a dump you can go to and bring large items. Trash isn't done by the town, it's done by private companies, and as far as I know ours doesn't do recycling.

We do have the 5c back on soda cans and bottles. We go through a lot of cans, but, even after rinsing them out we kept getting ants so we really don't anymore.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:08 PM
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We have 2 65 gallon containers- one for trash, and one for recycling. We don't have to sort the recycling which is really nice.
Same here, and it really is nice. We recycle a lot more now that we have a big rolling can for it. It used to be a pain with those little blue boxes that would overflow, tip and spill as soon as it got windy.

I admit, I'm not a recycling nazi. There are a few things that just go in the trash - I'm not cleaning out enough of the peanut butter jar to get it clean enough for the trash. And I do often clean my car when I'm pumping gas, so any recyclables that are in the car at that point just go in the trash can at the pump.

Our recycling is definitely bigger than our trash at home.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:23 PM
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We have three recycle bins from the city, so we use them, I keep my bottles myself for the money lol. They just don't take any glass and we have to sort it ourselves.

But now they are complaining because of where we are leaving them during the week, because they are in front of people houses, not on the street, just in front.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:19 PM
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I used to. I moved to a part of town without city trash pickup. It sucks. We pay a private trash service and they don't do recycling.

We do save a good amount of our plastic bottles or reusable containers and I reuse them however I can.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:38 PM
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We're rural, so a private company provides trash pickup, with no recycling.

We do recycle as much as we can, though, and take it to the next town ourselves every couple of weeks. We do plan a shopping trip, or visiting the folks, or some other activity such as scootering at a nearby park, so we're not just burning gas to go to the recycling center and home again.
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We have pick up here but back in the day when we didn't we just sorted it all and brought it to a recycling center. I can't imagine not recycling.

Our food scraps all go to compost or animals as well.
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Same here, and I love it!

We have two 13 gallon trash cans in the kitchen. I marked one with the recycle symbol on top, and all recycle items go in there together (our town picks them up every two weeks in one bin they provided) except aluminum cans. Our boys save those for the extra money since we have paying a recycle center a few blocks from here

Like others have said, I can't imagine tossing recyclable goods in with regular trash, and reallly, it bugs me when I see the neighbors do it! LOL, it's such a small thing you can do to help out in the big picture.

I feel the same about reusable bags. We reused our grocery bags before it was "cool" I'd buy the heavy plastic ones for 10 cents each (years ago!) or the canvas book bags and use them over and over. I LOVED it when the cloth type started showing up everywhere!

There are so many teeny tiny things each of us could do EVERY DAY to help......insignificant things in our daily lives that add up to a big difference IMO. I don't consider myself a "hippy" (as my son lovingly teases me about, LOL) or anything like that, but come on.......somethings are not only good for the planet, they are GREAT for your pocket
In Germany they basically force you to use your own bags. Plastic or Paper bags cost 0.10 each and it's just not worth it. So we just have all these canvas bags or baskets that we bring and put our stuff in. It's much less of a hassel anyways because the others tend to break. -.-
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We basically have to recycle. My town only gives you one barrel for your trash each week and with 6 people that fills up fast. They let you fill up as many containers as you want with recycle stuff though. I am amazed though at how much stuff they don't recycle. The guys that pick up our recycle stuff just throw anything that can't be recycled out of your recycle barrels on your lawn. They won't take pizza boxes, styrofoam or plastic bags. We had a plastic solar cover we had to throw away and we cut it up into the right size strips and they just tossed it all over our lawn. I called the place and they said they won't take solar covers. I had to throw a few strips in my trash each week. Took about 20 weeks to get rid of it all.
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O_o they don't take pizza boxes linda? I would assume we are talking card board containers?

They throw rejected items all over your lawn? Oh that company needs a reminder of who pays their wages.....and the towns folk should remind!
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