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Tips For Preventing Garbage In The Home

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Use recycled toilet paper in place of paper towels or facial tissue. Use toilet paper to wipe up bathroom hair or dripped water, etc. Have a roll handy for everyone to use. Toss it into the trash, not in the toilet. Use sponges instead of paper towels for larger spills. Think of the savings to your purse and the planet.


Compost food items that grow from the earth instead of running the disposal or tossing scraps into landfill trash. Find online compost information, learn what is compostable and what isn't. Buy a small garbage container with a tight fitting lid at the sink. Clean up after a meal: put earth worthy scraps in it, ready to take out to the compost bin (all sizes available) or compost heap in your yard. Find out how easy it its to create a nice rich soil compost heap: online. Compost is a natural way to recycle for good living. Gardens bloom beautifully with compost.

By Lydia from Redwood City, CA

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September 6, 20070 found this helpful

the composting idea is great if you have a garden. i live in a condo and dont have a garden. used to but with fibromyalgia i could not haul the water out all the time. so i use my garbage dispoal and the trash can.

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April 14, 20110 found this helpful

What is meant by recycled toilet paper?

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January 26, 20120 found this helpful

The best compost container for next to your sink is an old Tupperware pitcher I found at a thrift store. It's the kind that has a lid with a push button in the center that flexes the bottom of the lid to make a very tight seal.


This keeps fruit flies and house flies from being a bother. Try it!

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