Something Old, Something New (COOL Lent: 2008)

5 Minutes of Caring: Something Old, Something New

Today’s caring challenge is to investigate what types of things your community will recycle. Here in Springboro, Ohio the city’s website says:

  • You can recycle glass jars, food and drink cans, egg cartons and milk jugs. Newspapers need to be placed in a grocery bag and placed in the yellow bin. Cardboard boxes need to be flattened and tied up into bundles.
  • Waste Management will pick up yard waste. However, leaves and grass clippings must be placed in special environmentally friendly composting bags, that are available at any local hardware store. there can be no more than 10 bags per pick up.

We are pretty good about recycling all the items listed, maybe not egg cartons so that is one I can add to the list.

Also, we haven’t been using the city’s approved composting bags – I’ll run by the hardware store and pick up a bunch rather than continuing to use plastic bags.

Finally, I called the city and ordered a few more recycling bins. One to keep inside and an extra because we often need two or three at the curb.

Happy Lent! Happy Caring!


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One response to “Something Old, Something New (COOL Lent: 2008)

  1. Pam

    Inspiring! Another suggestion along the same lines – order reusable grocery bags. Neither paper nor plastic are good candidates for recycling. Good, lightweight, inexpensive bags are available at http://www.bagsontherun.comPeace,

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