(Closed) Recycling

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmm I’m not sure, but I know that where I live the counties website lists what they take and dont take or they have a number you can call.  I’ve called twice in the past and someone answered promptly both times.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know about paper towels sprayed with cleaner.

But, you can drastically reduce your use of paper towels by switching to dishtowels. Let people know that you’re doing that and you’ll start getting them as gifts. I have a pretty decent stash now, and that’s what we use for almost everything. We still buy paper towels for truly nasty messes (grease, for example), but I now buy maybe 3 rolls of paper towels per year. 

The pop tarts wrappers are a no. Or anything that’s that weird combination of metal and plastic. 

I didn’t know about the Clorox wipes so I checked Green Home. They say no:

http://www.greenhome.com/info/news/125.shtml

Apparently Method makes a cleaning wipe that is compostable, though.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Mrs. Spring:  You just have to get a lint free towel for the glass. I usually use ones from the automotive section.

Post # 7
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrs. Spring:  coffee filters dont leave lint behind, theyre miracle workers in my opinion!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First off, being more aware of how much garbage you produce is a GOOD THING… and vowing to buy more things that are recyclable vs headed right to the landfill also comendable.

Every jurisdiction is different when it comes to what they accept for recycling… some places take tons of stuff (some of the bigger cities in Canada are like that… such as taking ALL Plastics vs just a few type codes) while others currently have negotiated markets for what they collect (there is a cost to recycling believe it or not… it isn’t self sustaining or profitable)

So the best advice is to check out the website for the City or Town where you live… they’ll have detailed info on what can go into your various bins… Blue, Black, and Green, as well as TIPS to make the most of their services.

PS… Some places also have info on other ways to Recycle… such as Hazardous Waste Depots (Paint, Oil, Batteries) – Building Materials Drop Offs / Pick Ups – or Community Give Away Days (where you put stuff out on the curb marked FREE)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We re-use our newspaper to clean the windows. Lint free and one of the 3 R’s.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Mrs. Spring:  Not a shami. They should have terry cloths and then lint free cloths in packs of 5 or 10 or something in the automotive section of places like target. Mine are white and almost remind me of baby burbing cloths or old fashioned cloth nappies.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs. Spring:  I’ve used dishtowels, sometimes paper towels, but mostly coffee filters. They really are great for avoiding lint!

Dishtowels will occasionally leave a little bit of streakiness, but if you go behind with a dry one and wipe gently the streaks go away. I started doing this when I heard my grandmother talk about how they used to do this before paper towels – I was like: wow, there used to be no paper towels!

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