Everyday Things You Aren’t Recycling, But Should Be

October 15, 2015 - garden totes

By: Kara King

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Unless you’re articulate about ex-girlfriends or ’80s haircuts, we should always recycle. Sure, we might feel good about yourself since we save bottles and cans and lift a board receptacle to a Trader Joe’s, though a fact stays — there are SO MANY MORE domicile products that can be reused and reinvented if you’d usually stop throwing them in a trash. Here are a few such bland items.

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Trophies
All those “Most Improved” actor awards need to get tossed during some point, right? After all, Little League was a long time ago, and your folks didn’t modify your aged bedroom into a yoga studio so they could store your things in a groundwork for twenty years. Many recycling programs will mangle down your hard-earned, math-team accolades into tools used to emanate new trophies, that will in spin be given to kids currently for, we know, “participating.”

Used engine oil
As anybody who’s ever altered their car’s oil knows, you’re not really suspect to dump it in a woods. And while engine oil shouldn’t run in an engine again, it can be totally spotless and used as fuel and to make petroleum products. Oil-change comforts like Jiffy Lube will mostly take used oil off your hands.

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Bras
As everybody needs a tiny support, bras are apparently one of a many in-demand wardrobe equipment in a world. Never toss a bra into a rabble though initial saying if it’s in figure for The Bra Recyclers and organizations like it that present used bras to those who need a lift.

VHS tapes
If we still have any of these fibbing around (again, in your relatives basement?), we should step out of a ’90s and bid them — as we did your denim vest and collection of scrunchies — a lustful adieu. But wait, unequivocally don’t chuck these in a garbage; VHS tapes can recover damaging dioxins if/when a cosmetic is melted. If we unequivocally caring about a atmosphere we breathe, check in with an e-waste collection module or send tapes to Green Disk, that is a “techno trash” ordering company. Alternately, we can mislay a tangible film and send it to a special ordering association while recycling a box as we would any other cosmetic item.

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Christmas lights
Back in a Christmas Vacation days of holiday decorating, one bad tuber would hurt a whole bunch. If we still have these aged strands of illuminated lights, see if your internal home alleviation store participates in a holiday light recycling program. The Home Depot supposed them final year and even offering coupons for your tangled mess.

Brita H2O filters
Preserve, a association that make products from 100% recyclable materials, will recycle a cosmetic of aged Brita filters for you. All we have to do is follow these steps. In addition, Whole Foods mostly has collection bins for filters in their stores.

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Crayons
Crayons break. Sometimes crayons mangle in a center of your Kindergarten masterpiece, and you’re forced to finish a sky with periwinkle, ruining a Valentine we were about to give your vanquish and by prolongation your life forever… though we digress. Broken crayons of any tone can indeed be donated. They will afterwards be used to emanate new crayons that will move fun to love-struck youngsters everywhere.

Garden hoses
Just since we ran over that garden hose with a grass mower, doesn’t meant that we have to tell your mom and/or chuck it away. Nope, it might no longer lift H2O though it does have life — check out Pinterest for a garland of ways to reuse a garden hose. You can even make a garden-hose candelabrum to stir pronounced mom with your master DIY skills. Just remember to reinstate a damn hose before she tries to H2O a flowers.

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Crocs
You should unequivocally recycle those crocs, like really. They’ve lived a good life. It’s fine to let them go. Just don’t give them to mom nature, since unless she’s a nurse, she doesn’t wish ’em either. And those bad boys won’t decompose. Instead, send them to Soles4Souls and assistance out somebody in need.

Ink/toner cartridges
Unless you’re still a man who prints out all of his ESPN Fantasy Football discuss transcripts to review on a transport float home, many of us aren’t doing a lot copy these days. But if we are, Staples will indeed buy behind aged cartridges for dual dollars a cocktail in Staples Rewards points. Which, unfortunately, we can't use to buy Tyrod Taylor in your waiver handle auction.

But wait! There are still 10 some-more domicile equipment we should be recycling. Find out what they are in a full story, usually during Thrillist.com!

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