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Old 11-08-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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- Things you could be recycling but aren't --- Paper milk and juice cartons, empty aerosol cans, egg cartons, meat trays, gift wrap that is non-metallic, Styrofoam food containers, aluminum baking tins, dry goods packaging (remove liner), junk mail (for your own security, remove your name and address),and lotion and shampoo bottles.
- Things you want to recycle but can't -- plastic bags, aluminum foil, diapers, hangers, clothing, toys, wax paper, plastic utencils, light bulbs, and garden hoses.
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- Things you could be recycling but aren't --- Paper milk and juice cartons, empty aerosol cans, egg cartons, meat trays, gift wrap that is non-metallic, Styrofoam food containers, aluminum baking tins, dry goods packaging (remove liner), junk mail (for your own security, remove your name and address),and lotion and shampoo bottles.
I already recycle those things in my condo recycling bins. Just make sure they don't gave any food or chemical residue. For unusual items, there's a local recycling plant about 1 km away.
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I collect the flimsy plastic bags from stores until I have a bag full of them, then toss them in the barrel just inside the door of my Kroger supermarket. They've been recycling them for years.

Home Depot has bins for recycling fluorescent light bulbs, including compact fluorescent bulbs, as well as mercury-containing batteries.
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I wish I could find a place to recycle coat hangers. They are taking over my closet.
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We can recycle plastic bags. Just need to put a bunch in 1 bag and tie it up.

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I wish I could find a place to recycle coat hangers. They are taking over my closet.
We take them to a dry cleaner, who is happy to get them.

We also take foam packing "peanuts" to a UPS shipping store, likewise happy to get them.
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We take them to a dry cleaner, who is happy to get them.

We also take foam packing "peanuts" to a UPS shipping store, likewise happy to get them.
I'll have to try that. I was afraid the dry cleaner would not want anything "used".
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I can recycle much of what is listed in the OP every week in my big bin at the curb. A few things need to be taken else where like batteries, CFLs, block styrofoam, clamshell food containers, etc.
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travelover,

Try taking the hangers to a small mom & pop-type cleaner. There's one near me that is owned by Chinese guy. He was always thrilled with my hanger donations.

Since I retired, I rarely need to take anything to the cleaners any more as my clothing is basically all wash & wear these days.

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Since I retired, I rarely need to take anything to the cleaners any more as my clothing is basically all wash & wear these days.

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Same here. On those rare occasions when I have to wear a suit I just vacuum the dust off.
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I'll have to try that. I was afraid the dry cleaner would not want anything "used".
If the dry cleaner doesn't want them, a thrift store which sells clothing (some around here do not) might take them.
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- <snip> Things you want to recycle but can't -- plastic bags, aluminum foil, diapers, hangers, clothing, TOYS, wax paper, plastic utencils, light bulbs, and garden hoses.<snip>
There is a "salvage shed" at the county recycling center in my town. They accept small household items (kitchen appliances, toys, bikes, etc). I drop off toys in good condition there. More than once I have handed the toys right out of the back of my car into the waiting hands of someone. One time it was an elderly man who said he was finding toys for his grandchildren. Other times it has been folks who most likely didn't have much disposable income. I used to take the toys to the thrift store, but they won't accept anything plastic or painted - some new law was passed. I will not throw out a perfectly good toy, so if I drop it off and it finds a new home I am fine with that.
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We take them to a dry cleaner, who is happy to get them.

We also take foam packing "peanuts" to a UPS shipping store, likewise happy to get them.
+1 on both.
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e also take foam packing "peanuts" to a UPS shipping store, likewise happy to get them.
One use for packing peanuts that I have used many times is as a filler when potting plants, especially in 1/2 whiskey barrel containers. No need to fill that large space with expensive potting soil. You can reuse them forever also.
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I'll have to try that. I was afraid the dry cleaner would not want anything "used".
My drycleaner is happy to take back hangars. I usually return them about every 4th or 5th trip. (I go there every Saturday morning).
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My drycleaner is happy to take back hangars.
I'm not surprised, if they have airplanes in them.
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I'm not surprised, if they have airplanes in them.
That would be the fly cleaners.
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