Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Guest Post - Don't Throw It Away

Don't Throw it Away!

Every Thursday, in our neighborhood, is bulk trash day. I always see so many things that could be donated or reused. I've seen couches, chairs, toys, bikes even a punching bag. All of theses items "looked" in good shape. I don't inspect them, unless it looks like something I need or want, but I often wonder why theses things are not being donated to a local charity.

There are other ways to get rid of unwanted items without throwing them in the trash and filling up our landfills.

Join Freecycle. Here you give away for free what you have and don't need and you receive for free what you need, but don't have. There are local Freecycle groups everywhere.

List items on Craigslist. There is a section on Craigslist that lists items you want to get rid of for free or you can find items for free too!

Find a new use for the item. Can it be repainted or used for something else. A neighbor has a baby's changing table in their garage to store thing on.( It's been there for at least 8 years!)

My family actually has a yard sale three or four times a year and whatever doesn't sell, we load it up and take it straight to our local Goodwill.

So don't throw it away - give it away, donate it or reuse it.

To see more recycling and going green ideas please visit Anne at Mommy Has to Work.

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