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Stack of Free Tires

Locating Free Tires?Save old tires from the landfill by putting them to a variety of uses around the home and yard. This is a page about locating free tires.


Old television set.

Getting Rid of Old TVsThis is a page about getting rid of old TVs. TVs contain materials that are harmful to the environment and need to be disposed of properly. It can be difficult and expensive to get rid of them.


Old Oil Lamp

Disposing of Lamp Oil Properly?The type of oil used in your lamp and the local recycling and waste regulations will help determine the best way to dispose of the oil. This is a page about disposing of lamp oil properly.


A box with packing peanuts in it

Saving Money on Packing MaterialsThis page is about saving money on packing materials. Safely packing the items you want to send or move, doesn't have to cost you anything.


White Soap dish on white background

Recycled Soap Dish IdeasThere are a variety of containers that can be fashioned into a soap dish. This is a page about recycled soap dish ideas.


Styrofoam Packing Peanuts

Recycling StyrofoamThis is a page about recycling Styrofoam. While many municipalities do not allow Styrofoam containers, peanuts, or blocks in the curbside recycling bins it can often be recycled elsewhere.



Uses for Dryer Lint

Uses for Dryer LintThis is a page about uses for dryer lint. Lint from the dryer can be used for a few things around the house and for fire starter.


A hand holding sawdust.

Uses for SawdustThis is a page about uses for sawdust. The sawdust from your home shop need not be thrown into the trash, there are several uses it can be put to around the home and garden.


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Uses for Pecan Shells?What can I do with pecan shells and is the bitter part off the pecan useful?


A pair of dentures on a white background.

Recycling Dentures?While there are not recycling options within the United States, there is a program in Japan that recycles dentures. The program recycles the metal found in the dentures and donates the profits to UNICEF.


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Finding Free Tires?Where can I get 4 15 inch tires free?


A stack of old tires.

Selling Old Tires?This is a page about selling old tires. You may be able to make some money selling old tires. They can be sold to individuals, companies that retread, or to a company that recycles them.


Downy Fabric Softener Ball

Uses For Downy Fabric Softener BallsThis page contains uses for Downy fabric softener balls. An automatic fabric softener dispenser that can be refilled and reused, as well as recycled in a variety of interesting ways.


Woman Recycling Her Old Cell Phone

Recycling Your Old Cell Phones And ComputersThis is a page about recycling your old cell phones and computers. Electronics are made of valuable resources. Recycling old cell phones and computers helps prevent pollution and saves energy.


Wooden Pallets

Reusing Wood PalletsThis page contains ideas for reusing wood pallets. When these shipping platforms are no longer needed, they can be useful in a variety of craft, gardening and home improvement projects.


Recycling Electronics

Recycling ElectronicsThis page is about recycling electronics. It's good to know where you can dispose of a television, computer or other electronic devise so that its parts will be recycled.



Recycling Eyeglasses?This page is about recycling eyeglasses. When the style or the optical prescription no longer work for you, your glasses may benefit someone else.


Printer Cartridges

Recycling Printer CartridgesThis page is about recycling printer cartridges. When you want to have your cartridge refilled or just make sure it is recycled.


Recycling Small Appliances

Recycling Small AppliancesThis is a page about recycling small appliances. As recycling becomes a more important part of our daily life, we look for ways to recycle even more items.


Garden swing with wire woven between side bars and vine growing up the side

Using Recycled Materials in the GardenThis page is about using recycled materials in the garden. There are many ways to repurpose stuff in your yard and garden.


Recycling Car Batteries, old battery

Recycling Car BatteriesThis is a page about recycling car batteries. Car batteries are full of toxins that you don't want around your home or in a landfill. So it is very important to recycle them properly.



How To Recycle Paper

Making Recycled PaperThis is a page about making recycled paper. While a bit messy, making recycled paper can be a fun activity for young and old alike. Then there are so many craft and other uses for your handmade paper.


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Recycling a Printer?I have a printer than isn't working anymore, and was wondering where I could take it to be recycled. Hewlett-Packard won't buy it back or recycle it because it's too new. Thanks for your input on this subject!


Disposing of Light Bulbs (Incandescent), A light bulb.

Disposing of Light Bulbs (Incandescent)This is a page about disposing of light bulbs. Once your incandescent light bulbs have burned out, don't just throw them away. It is important to properly dispose of them.


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Recycling Used Tea Bags and Loose Tea?Does anyone have any ideas what to do with used tea bags or grounds? There must be some way to recycle them.


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What Can I Do With Used Cooking Oil?What can I do with used cooking oil?


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Sprinkle Used Coffee Grounds Around Plants?To keep your potted flowers and vegetables growing really well, take a plastic jug or bottle and fill it with water and add a few tablespoonfuls of used coffee grounds. Let this stand a few days then use it to water your plants every other time you water.


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Recycling Ivory Piano Keys?I've decided to strip a piano and cash in on the scrap metal. What should I do with the ivory keys? Thank you.


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Disposing of Old Batteries?Why do alkaline batteries have to go in the trash? Can't they go to a recycling center or at least a battery place?


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Get Cash for Your Old Cell PhoneWhere can I sell old mobile phones?


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Recycling Ideas for Old Televisions?Does anyone have a reuse or recycling idea for old television sets?


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Buying and Selling Used CarpetWall to wall Carpet which has been taken up often has good spots - and when they re-do apartments, there is often a lot of good carpet left.


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Please Recycle Your CarpetI saw the Tip of the Day that went out about carpeting. PLEASE recycle your carpet!


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Uses for Old Knives?Does anyone know the best way to dispose of Kitchen butcher knives. I have a lot of old knives that are no longer useful.


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Uses for "International Coffee" Containers?My aunt drinks "International Coffee" drinks which come in those nifty little square tins w/ plastic lids. She hates throwing them out, but just can't think of a clever use for them besides storing nuts and bolts. Let's be real - she only has so many nuts and bolts.


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How to Recycle Used Clothing?I have not worn my professional suits and cocktail dresses for many years. They are timelessly simple (chocolate chiffon, Chanel suits) and in perfect health. Every resale shop I have called will accept no clothing older than two years.



A stack of old books.

Twelve Ways to Get Rid of Your Old BooksAs a writer (and literary packrat), I periodically find my nightstand and the shelves of my office bookcases sagging under the weight of enormous stacks of books.


A detergent box that has been converted into a file box.

Make a File Box from a Detergent BoxI transformed a family size Tide detergent box into a file box. I attached teabag envelopes to the outside to indicate the contents of the box. I put ribbons through the handle.


E-Cycling Economics

E-Cycling EconomicsThe green movement is in full swing, and while it might be great for our planet, it might not be so great for our wallets. A growing concern involves e-cycling, recycling electronic products which seep chemical poisons into the ground beneath the dumps.



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Recycling Hosiery?I have been unsuccessful in finding a company to which I can send unused nylon hosiery (still packaged pantyhose) for recycling. A couple of companies listed online no longer recycle hosiery.


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Finding Free Tires?I need a spare tire. Where can I find a free or inexpensive one?


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Finding Old Car Tires?I need some car tires for a DIY boxing stand. Does anyone know where I can get old car tires?


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Recycling Old Worn Out Clothing?I have a lot of pajamas that are worn out and have holes in the knit fabric. I hate to just trash them and Goodwill won't take stuff like this. Does anyone know where I might recycle fabric like this? Surely someone could use this fabric for something?


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Finding Free Tires?Where can I get free tires near Toombs County Georgia?


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Recycling Dentures?My husband passed away over 5 years ago. I still have the full set of dentures that he wore. Any ideas about where to get rid of them? The dentist didn't want them back.


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