Recycling or Reusing Lightly-used Paper Lunch Sacks

Who will take lightly used paper lunch sacks? I have a grocery bag stuffed full of lunch-sized paper sacks. The Meals on Wheels folks won't take them back. I've offered them twice on FreeCycle. No takers. One friend said she'd take them, then reneged when she realized I couldn't deliver them (that's how we got rid of the last batch, to a different taker.) I'm looking for better ideas.

By JustPlainJo from Springfield, OH

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful

You say they're "lightly used." How were they used? That might affect how people feel about using them.

Schools always need craft materials. Depending on their condition, and how they were used, a pre-K or kindergarten might like to have them. You could check with the nearest public school, or a nearby daycare.

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April 19, 20110 found this helpful

These were what the pints of milk for hubby's meals came in. Think I'll call my local school board, thanks. A FB friend suggested my local arts council, as well. I just can't see tossing reusable/recyclable items.

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April 19, 20110 found this helpful

Good news! The elementary school right up the street from our house will be happy to take them for their art teacher! Thanks for the "outside the box" thinking. :D

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April 19, 20110 found this helpful

I'm glad that worked out! :-) I've been a constant volunteer since my daughter started school (4 years ago), and I know that the little ones in particular can go through craft supplies. I bet they're going to thoroughly enjoy them!

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

Search on line to find your local freecycle group. On there, someone almost will always take stuff.

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

Or you can just recycle them...they are paper? I put them in with newspaper all the time. Might as well save a tree, right?

Hope that Helps!

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

We dropped them off at the grade school our kids once attended, on our way to do other errands today. Hubby's finally learning just the tiniest bit of thriftiness, lol! And they say you can't teach old dogs new tricks. :D

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

Oops, forgot to respond to comments, sorry.

PBP... recycling in our area costs $$ we just don't have. MfM... I offered these on FreeCycle twice this time around. Last time we had to drop them off to the FreeCycler who'd requested them because he couldn't come get them. No one even responded this time.

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