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I'm trying to keep down the trash in our house and reducing our waste (I hope it doesn't gross you out or anything).
Sunday my trash went from this:
Seems like sometimes people forget there is a recycle bin out the back door (even me). The recycles that came out first were the tissue box (minus the plastic ring), a box for medicine, and an empty medicine bottle.
I also got out everything that could be composted. There was leftover popcorn in the bag...so I had to do some research and see if I could feed the wild birds leftover popcorn (that search earned me 9 swagbucks whoo hoo)! The Audubon has a post about stringing popcorn that really looked like a lot of trouble, so in the end I decided to compost it along with the dead flowers and the coffee grounds we used this week!
I then crushed every thing underneath like little chocolate milk containers and Mcdonald's cups etc. to make more room, you guessed it ..for more trash!
As I've been Spring cleaning, I put things I no longer want in boxes by our trash, and every week someone picks them up. You gotta love that because I don't have time to go and find out if the donation area at our local thrift store is closed today or not (not sure why they close it).
In this box, kitchen curtains are at the bottom and a pan I no longer wanted (it's extremely heavy and I have such a hard time putting it in the upper cupboard-so it's out of here). I've since added to the box, a cup we used for little granddaughter that she has outgrown.
So one plastic trash bag, or more, saved in one day and I'm helping the environment!
How's it going in your neck of the woods?