Wednesday, September 20, 2006

wfmw - recyclables

In order to try to simplify my life, and especially the amount of garbage we generate we have come up with a system for recyclables that works for us. We collected a bunch of large boxes from Costco and labelled them newspaper, magazines, cardboard. Then we asked for and received a second recycle bin. Those are for plastic, metal and glass. We also have a couple of boxes for redeemables.

All of these boxes are lined up on the back wall of our garage on a shelf. When the cotd (child of the day) takes out the recyclables they know exactly where they go. When we need to take the containers in it's much easier to load everything into the car.

Simple and sensible, wonder why I didn't think of this sooner.

Check out Shannon's website for other Works For Me Wednesday ideas.


Larae said...

Great idea.. and I love the "COTD" thing too!

Pretty Lady said...

Thank you for your tip. I love to preserve, too. I may do a list of 13 on Thursday about my preserves. Thank you for that idea, too. I will visit your blog again.