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I Recycle

I recycle even if it's a hassle, because it's a little thing I could do to improve the overall condition of the world. 907 People

    Hooked!

    My start in recycling came with a paper drive at school when I was in first grade. It was wonderful to be involved in a community effort. It wasn't till 6th grade, though, that I jumped onboard wholeheartedly. I was called out of class by the principal, along with one other...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    That Girl

    I'm that girl who digs in the trash to put a soda can in the recycle bin. I don't know why, but I have a few co-workers who are too lazy to walk 10 feet to put the can in the recycle bin. It drives me nuts!
    DuskBeforeDawn DuskBeforeDawn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    I Was Recycling Before It Was Cool :)

    coffee grounds ,egg shells go into the garden I use wet newspapers & cardboard to stop weeds . Plastic Peanut Butter jars are great for so many things ,from storing leftovers to containers for nails etc in Garage . I use the big ones to keep Milk ,sugar ,flour etc in at Camp...
    sauci sauci 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Night Light........Well I'm at it again.

    This time I made up a night light using materials that was on hand and recycled from other component parts.. What else am I going to do on Christmas??One nice thing is if the clear light is too harsh a lower wattage Christmas colored bulb can be installed...The center rod was...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 25, 2014

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    Ornamental Head/Tail Board Recycling

    Here's a project I did awhile ago. I needed something to hold up my Mexican Petunias from falling over. They grow so tall, I hate to trim them with all the blossoms "smiling" all the time. I was thinking about making a metal fence so the Petunias could lean against it. Well one...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Oct 1, 2013

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    Attraction = Repulsive.

    ........Well I made up yet another recycled conversation piece. This time with magnets. Depending on your mood, you can set it to Attract or Repulse.. Kinda like a persons personallity some are attractive outward and inward yet some are repulsive....This piece is made up from...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 23, 2014

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    I Recycle Everything!

    I took an AP Environmental Science class my senior year in high school which is when I really got started recycling. Since then I have started recycling everything humanly possible (that is if the recycling bin by my house accepts that kind of plastic) and I don't think I'd ever...
    AdorableCaterpillar AdorableCaterpillar 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2012

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    5 Gallon Bucket Into A Water Lint Trap

    For those of you that has a clothes dryer in a room without a outside wall to vent it can be a problem. Some run their vent into the attic but, that is not a good idea because that can cause other problems if not done right.. And I have seen none of them installed correctly. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    I Save Cardboard

    I have this conflict - I hate clutter, but I also hate wasting things.  And because I work with little kids I end up saving more clutter than a lot of people, like cardboard kitchen roll middles and egg boxes (you can make rockets, telescopes and shakers from kitchen...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Glass Bells ????? (With Updates)

    I have three frosted glass lamp shades that I want to recycle into something. (alternative recycling) I was thinking glass bells or maybe some kind of wind chime.. I was even thinking of turning them upside down making some kind of holder and using them for potted flowers...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Fuel Oil Tank Recycled Into A Smoker/grill

    This was a 110 gallon fuel oil tank, that got recycled into a Smoker/Grill.I call this type of recycling "Alternative Recycling" where you reuse some thing rather than just scrapping it out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    The Shoveler CreationThis bird creation called

    the "Shoveler" is composed of materials that I had on hand.Which includes a round point shovel head for the neck and body. The beak was cut from bed rails. The head from the tubing of a trailer tongue jack. The eyes are washers. The legs and feet are made out of re-bar. 
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Jan 19

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    Pitchfork Has A New Lease On Life

    I was given a pitchfork head without a handle. So I recycled some fence top rail to make a handle. Nice and lite yet strong.. here's the results..
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Apr 4, 2013

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    My List Of Recycled Things

    I have recycled many things. Glass wine bottles, glass candles, plastic juice containers, plastic water bottles, cereal and cracker boxes, newspapers and ex-husband. I just put them in a plastic bag and take them to the recycling bin. They gladly take them all (except for the ex...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Aluminum Ramp Recycle/Re-purposed

    Here is a project I did this weekend. One of my customers bought an aluminum ramp like the ones on the rental trucks. He wanted me to make a barn door tail gate for his dump truck. I did not think much of the idea but. that's what he wanted so I did it. here are the results of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2012

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    Why Not

    I recycle because its natural to want to keep the place i live in beautiful and clean, people that just throw everything away and don't care disgust me. The people i hate the most is the ones that liter, like when your driving along and you see garbage along the side it just...
    samanthaspice18 samanthaspice18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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    Furniture Legs Recycled

    I like reusing office furniture, chair/table legs, floor/desk lamps, fence rails/posts. That is the type of reuse of materials I used to make these crosses. The chrome ones look kinda fancy...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Apr 3, 2013

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    Creators BlockStarted to make 'create' this

    work of art. I was going to make a tea candle holder for 3 candles. Then I was thinking about a lamp stand.. Now I don't know what I want to make. I guess I have "creators block".. I might just leave it as is but, if I do that, I need to name my masterpiece.. Any suggestions...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    Mr./Mrs. Tremor...Here is my version of the mole

    that was on the movie "Tremors".What made up my creation was a Hydraulic cylinder bore for the body. A artillery point for the rear end. A Christmas tree stand legs for the mouth and ribs. Misc 3/8" rod for the legs and for the feet I cut them out of an air compressor mounting...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Jan 16

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    Egret...Here's a Egret I made up.

    I am going to give it to a administrator of a skilled nursing center.The reason for a Egret is, that's part of the name of the nursing facility....This one has scissors as a beak, saw blade as body and feathers and 1/4" & 5/16" rods as feet and legs.... 
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Jan 2

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    What a Waste!

    I hate to think of all the things that people throw away and where they go. In our species' evolution we have accomplished many great things and yet the best that we can come up with is scratching a hole in the Earth and covering it over with dirt. Out of sight out of mind...
    hharperson hharperson 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Stainless Balls Where Do They Come From??????

    I recycle the normal ways but, I also recycle items/materials by making  useful things out of them.Like the stainless balls in the picture. They make nice key rings or pull string knobs.Can any one guess what I take apart to get thees stainless ball from??????
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29, 2011

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    Copper Wiring.   I was given about 50 pounds

    of #1 insulated wiring (better known as house wiring). I bet you know what I will be doing... Yes you guessed it stripping wire..... It ranges from 12 to 4 gauge. I like stripping the bigger stuff because it takes less time and you actually have more weight per foot....
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 16, 2013

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    My Recycling

    i recycle all that can virtually be reasonably recycled, we have paper, foil,tins,glass,cardboard and plastic recycling here, also things like tins and even toiltet roll tubes can be made into things when crafting and the possibilities to reuse and recycle really arfe endless...
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    Sand Piper Creation..

    ..Well at least I hope it looks some what like a Sand Piper..What do you think?????The neck is the rod from a hydraulic shock absorber, the feet is a paper feeder rod from a printer, the eyes are washers from a Delta faucet, the beak is plasma cut from a stainless tank, the body...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Words

    I find myself recycling his words,Using them with others,Trying to make sure they're not just tossed.And yet there's a pang I feel;Each time I do it, I ask myself "why?"Then I tell myself " to make sure I realize there's nothing special about him."But I remain unconvinced.
    milkynips milkynips 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    Recycling Is Important To Me.

    Recycling is something that I don't often talk about. I recycle most things that I can think to recycle and hope that people will see my example and follow the same. This happened when I was a college student. My roomates saw how passionate I was about it and all started doing it...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    This Is A Thought.

    http://www.ehow.com/list_5990579_supplies-needed-pet-shelters.html
    Christian02 Christian02 22-25, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Fire Extinguisher Recycling

    I picked up an old fire extinguisher out of the dumpster. I made a yard, gate bell out of it..It don't sound too bad for being aluminum..  
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    Oil Filter Recycling

    It is unlawful to just "scrap out" used oil filters in their natural state. They have to be smashed so very little residue of oil is left. I service quite a few machines so I needed a way to recycle the used filters instead of just throwing them in the trash to be burned at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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    Wrought Iron Recycling

    Look what I picked up by a dumpster this morning. Three wrought iron roof supports.. Even tho the bottom is rusted real bad they can be cut to about 5 foot long for a mail box post..They can be used as is for a trellis.. But I have them listed on Craigslist. There's still good...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4, 2012

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    Cabinet Recycling

     I needed to shorten the cabinet the T-V sits in. It is/was just too big for our use anymore. So instead of buying a new T-V stand, I just shortened the one we have.. Nothing to loose but, everything to gain. This is what it looked like before I gave it a flat top. Way to...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Apr 2, 2013

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    "Night Stalker" Scrap Metal Bird Creation.

    ......My creative thinking was working today. This time I made a bird out of materials and scrap metal that was on hand.. I call it "Night Stalker"...The main body is a rod from a hydraulic cylinder, the feathers is a table and circular saw blades, legs are 3/8" rods, the feet is...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I gotta be honest. I really only recycle

    because recyclables take up too much room in the trash.
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    Election Sign Recycling

    I have found a use for those election sign wire stakes. I have been making rings out of them. They are good for pull pin rings and for hanging tools with handles.         The rings are galvanized so that will help to prevent rusting. I even used...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    We Live In A Throw Away Society

    How many times have you heard-oh well, I can just get another one?  when what you have is perfectly good, but you want the latest model, more of the same..or just to make space?well, in my attempt to simplify my life and believe me, it is an ongoing battle, I try to find a home...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 10 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    "Swamp Walker" Creation.

    ...Swamp Walker is a little fella but, don't let his size fool you. He can take a chunk out of your leg or bite a finger/toe off. Yea he's smaller than the Night Stalker but still packs a punch for his size... You can see the Swamp Walker roaming around the waters edge in the...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Ducks???????The creation you see comes from a

    ceiling fan light cover plate as the body. A rotisserie rod as neck. A Coping saw frame as beak. shaft collar as head. Lock-set bolts as feet.
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Jan 16

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    It's So Important!

    So why don't more people do it. I recycle everything I can. It annoys me so much when I see people who don't, despite my state's laws. But I also repurpose things so that there is less waste on my part. I wish more people were of like mind about recycling.
    GuavaberryKisses GuavaberryKisses 31-35, F Jan 14, 2012

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    How Annoying!

    I hate when there is a recycling bin RIGHT NEXT TO the trash, yet people throw bottles and cans into the trash.  This happens constantly!! Just think of all the materials we could save if everyone just started recycling their old things, even if they don't get 5 cents back...
    babishka babishka 19-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2007

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    Yesterday I Recycled A Mattress...

    Yes, I know how crazy it sounds, but believe me I didn't do it because I care about environment that much. I did it to save my marriage :-) So, it all started when we bought a new mattress for the kid. We threw the old one into the porch with the idea that we'll get rid of it...
    har70 har70 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Tea Candle Tree......

    ..Made a tea candle holder or should I say candle tree, out of scraps around the shop....The rods are from a hanging file rack from a filing cabnet. The base is a axle spring tie plate from a trailer axle. The holder for the candle is pipe from a fence post..... 
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 22, 2014

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    I'm Actually Pretty Good

    I'm pretty good about remembering to put used papers, cardboard, jars and cans, etc. in recycling.  Sometimes I have to remind my co-workers to do so, though.  There seems to be a lot of waste in the office, but I subtly hint at things here and there for them!
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 4, 2008

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    Night Stalkers Offspring.

    ...Well the Night Stalker is a proud parent.. They are born alive and not hatched from an egg. (must hurt coming out).This one was born with tin snips as a beak & head, a Toro transmission axle shaft as a body, with saw blade feathers and 3 toe feet from 3/16" sheet..You can see...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Air Tank Recycling. I decided to make a

    horizontal chimney'a out of a air compressor tank I replaced yesterday.. I am not done I still have to install twin smoke stacks. I am thinking like in the shape of a Tee-Pee or A, centered on the tank, not like dual exhaust on the ends of the tank, that would look kinda dumb I...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 15, 2013

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    What got me to make this garden stand was,

    a friend of my sisters has sold a few of my wind chimes and bells. She takes them to arts & craft shows along with the items she makes up. And I wanted to do something special for her because she's such a sweetheart for helping me out.I asked her what she would want me to make...
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M Dec 18, 2013

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    Four R's

    There is the well known three R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Well in this consumer driven throw away world there is a fourth R to use to reduce your impact on the world. In a way it is a return to what people of two to three generations ago did and that is Repair. Don't buy...
    k1nudey k1nudey 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    Here Is A Helpful Slogan.

    Think eco-friendly and live eco-friendly
    Christian02 Christian02 22-25, F Nov 19, 2012

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    Bottle To Bells

    Here is a way I recycle condemned oxygen high pressure bottles.I cut the top off the bottle, size pictured i cut it to a height of 6-1/2".Being high pressure bottles they are made with a good grade of steelthat realy gives a great sounding ring....They make great gifts but, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    Tin Snips Recycling..

    ....I recycled a pair of Wiss tin snips into another critter.. Haven't came up with a name for my creation tho. Maybe someone will suggest some names.... 
    bobthewelder bobthewelder 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Even In EP!

    I don't know if this statistic is typical, but as soon as I joined the group I glanced through the stories and found that 22 out of the 56 contributors had deleted their profiles - nearly 40%. Obviously the members are very conscientious recyclers, allowing the EP servers to...
    Ampan Ampan 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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    Propane Tank Recycling

    Here is another way to recycle a propane tank. I took the domed end of the tank and welded four legs to it and now it's a fire pit...I think I might have to take it for a test drive before I sell it to make sure it works. Hehehe
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