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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. 906 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bad News

    How ironic is this?    Just two days ago I wrote, "In my area we have a center where I take newspaper.misc. paper -- what a waste -- Cans, glass, plastic, and caedboard. Our questionable practice of occasional burns (we are in the country) of mail with personal...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Protocols

    I recycle everything I can...case in point: Scrap metal goes to the 'scrap metal' dumpster at the Solid Waste Collection Station that collects it for recycling. Smaller pieces that can go in the recycle bin wind up there usually. Throughout the year, my hometown county solid...
    gmckdude711 gmckdude711 22-25, M Mar 21, 2012

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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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    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

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    Medox Bells

    Look what I have been recycling. Aluminum oxygen bottles. They make a nice small high pitch sounding bell.  I am selling them, of course anyone that sees them here will be out of state and the postage would be as much as the bell. But if interested PM me... They would make a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 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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    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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    Oak Log Recycling

    OK this oak log will not see it's self turned into firewood any time soon. I needed/wanted a good solid surface to pound on. So I had the opportunity to pick up this oak log (live oak I think). This will make a nice foundation to beat something on. I don't have a anvil but, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2012

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    Water Heater Recreated Into A Chimney-a

    Here is a water heater that got recycled. It's been recreated into a Chimney-a.There's more than one way to recycle.. After it rust out it can still be sold for scrap metal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29, 2011

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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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    Egg Cooking Utensil

    Here is more of a reuse/re-purpose than recycle. You get yourself a old food waste disposal mount. They are stainless steel so they clean up real good. Sit the mount in a skillet and you can cook an egg inside of it and it will be the perfect size for a english muffin. Just like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2, 2012

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    I Really Try To Do My Best Not To Be Wasteful

    Although honestly I haven't always been like this. I started noticing the past few years that I try to be more conscious with recycling and stuff. RIght now I live with my sister, her fiancé and another roommate so there are things that get left turned on and things thrown in...
    romina0523 romina0523 31-35, F Mar 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Here Is A Helpful Slogan.

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

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Enforced

    It's now semi-enforced in the town in which I reside. I was told that all plastic and glass items can't just be tossed in the regular trash (what's left but paper?). I sorted my trash already anyway, but it's interesting to see that my town is changing and improving that way. It...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Oct 11, 2012

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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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2012

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    Re-bar Recycling

    In the first photo I used some re-bar to fabricate a hanger for my bell out by the back gate. The second photo shows I used some solid square bar for a bell hanger out front, I put a twist on it to make it look fancy..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 31, 2012

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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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