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    Im annoyed. Today there was a notice left on my bin saying that I hadnt recycled some cans and it was warning me that I had to in future!

    I didnt recycle them because I used a magnet as I thought I was supposed to so I could tell which were useful ones and which ones werent.

    I recycle paper, cans, glass. I take things to put in the recycle bins at the supermarket.

    Last week I got told off because my blue recycle box was too full!

    Week before that it wasnt in the right place for them to pick up, it was a foot away from the curb.

    I'm fed up! why does it have to be this hard :(

    What do you all recycle? I dont suppose there's any money in it is there? have to save for disney somehow



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    I'll admit, I'm new to the whole recycling concept. People in Texas don't typically recycle and the state doesn't encourage...especially in the rural areas...So when I moved to Connecticut I had loads of lessons to learn. Now, we recycle pretty much everything...glass, paper, plastic etc. But we have the same challenges you mentioned...our bin is either too full, or not in the right place. Jon actually has to run the glass and plastic through the dishwasher before we toss it so that it's "clean" For about two weeks when we moved into our house, the garbage men refused to pick up our garbage...come to find out our trashcan was too large. We had a 45 gallon trash can and we're only a 30 gallon trash can. Of course we can put all the garbage we want freestanding out by the curb...but if it's in a trashcan, it better be regulation




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    We do. All glass, cans (aluminum or steel) and plastics marked either 1 or 2 go in one bin and newspapers in another. Plastic shopping bags get recycled at the grocery store.





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    We recycle. There are the same sorts of rules though. Too full, and they give you a notice. Wrong type of trash in the wrong bin, and they give you a notice and refuse to take the trash. All container type recycleables have to be washed out before being put in the RED bin.

    It's ok once you get used to it. When I lived in the NE we recycled much more than is done here in FL.






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    As far as a money "saving" device...we do get a nickel for each returnable (soda, seltzer water, etc) the kids usually return those whilst we grocery shop and that change goes directly in the "Disney Fund" :D




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    Not sure about here, but there were places in the north that you could recycle aluminum through. Can't remember what it paid, but it was something. Same with many glass drink containers. If they had a deposit amount on them, you got that back when you returned them. I used to take them to a recycle center so I could bring a bunch at one time. They had to be clean and not chipped, cracked, etc.






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    That's what they do here...except now, the machines are in most grocery stores (even Wal-Mart has them) The kids save up the bottles and cans (there is a machine for glass, one for aluminum and another for plastic) and we take trash bags full of them at once....it gives them something to do while I shop, and they feel like they are contributing to "the fund." It's nice because there are no special requirements for the containers (they needn't be clean) except the glass must be unbroken...the machine keeps a running tally as you send them through and then prints you out a little receipt at the end. Then you just take it to the cashier and he/she will cash it in for paper money.

    Funny thing...it doesn't like Sam Adam's Seasonal bottles...




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    We recycle as much as possible. Glass, paper and card, cans, some plastics. All these get put in the recycling box for collection weekly. If your box is too full they'll give you a second one. Kitchen waste gets composted. Clothes and shoes go to the charity shop or the clothing bank. The used guinea pig bedding gets stockpiled and each month I go to the tip and add it to their pile for composting. We only throw out one sack of rubbish each week. Neighbours put out 12 this week. We switch to wheely bins next year. Each household will get 1 for regular trash and will charge extra to collect anything above that. Neighbours are in for a shock.

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    We have two wheelie bins, a green one for recycling and brown one for everything else. We do as much as we can but if the green one is full (it gets collected once a fortnight) they won't take extra bags they throw them in the brown bins









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    We also have 2 bins, green for general rubbish and brown for garden rubbish. We also have 2 plastic box type bins and one of these is for glass and the other for paper. Our dustmen are really good and if something is too big to go in any of the bins as long as it's left out tidily they will take it.








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