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Topic: EEEEKKKK! I can't recycle dairy containers anymore! Any ideas?  (Read 717 times)
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« on: May 27, 2008 03:11:23 PM »

My community is no longer taking ANY dairy containers except milk cartons for recycling . No yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream- nothin'! I guess there is no market for them to resell it and there are too many kinds... and BLAH BLAH BLAH! I can reuse some of them as "tupperware", but eventually I'm going to have a lot to deal with. I physically can't bring myself to throw them in the landfill (yucky word!)
What in the world am I going to do with all these containers?!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008 11:22:21 AM »

Using them over again as storage is fabulous!  You will find so many uses (not just food; think buttons, beads, etc.)  But, once that gets old, you can also use them to start seedlings if you garden, and don't have the most plant-friendly climate, or have a windowsill garden if you live in an apartment.  They're also great for holding glue, paint, water, etc. while you're crafting.  If you have kids, they make great rattles, too (the yogurt sized ones).  Just put two jingle bells in there, or some dried beans, and glue the top on.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008 05:38:31 PM »

When I first started saving them, I ended up with tons and thought I was going to turn into one of those crazy people with stuff all over their home... but, once I started thinking of things and using them, I am finding I constantly feel I don't have enough. Here are things I use them for:

I use the large yogurt tubs to mix paint, and I also put small plants in them. I crocheted hanging plant holders out of worn out clothes and fabric I would not use for anything else and put the containers in there. The ones pictured are actually milk jugs cut in half. I also use the giant ice cream buckets for these (I have a family of 6, so that is a staple.. Smiley Here are the photos, I am not good at crocheting, and I used a giant hook:

 I know the photos are far away, but hopefully you get the idea

I use the smaller ones for seed starting, and I also use them for homemade pudding and single serve type things. I have grabbed a handful of them for disposable cups on a long distance picnic, Where I still ended up throwing them away, but at least we got another last use out of them first. I use them for mixing paint, and I fill some with water and put them in the freezer to help fill it up so it uses les energy. Good luck. bummer about the no more recycling!
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008 02:18:02 PM »

Check out Terra-cycle
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