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Recycling is easy

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You know, when we find something too big for us or overwhelming, we tend to put it off. We procrastinate about doing it. Do you know I wanted to recycle for years before I finally just jumped in and did it? Why? Because I was afraid I would have to learn a lot of stuff about what could and couldn’t be recycled. I wasn’t sure how I would contain it until the trash company picked it up, etc. I had what seemed like a million questions and just like you, I’m a very busy person. Once I finally slowed down… read more »

Recycling info at your fingertips

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iRecycle is a FREE iPhone application that helps you find over 1,000,000 recycling and disposal locations in the U.S. for over 350 materials where you can drop-off your old cell phones, water bottles, cans, motor oil, and other recyclables. Use iRecycle to get directions and find out what else they accept. Features: Find additional information for each location like hours of operation, other materials accepted, their Web site, etc. Call locations directly from search results Auto-complete saves time typing so you can spend more on finding a location convenient to you Check your search history to replay old search results… read more »

Recycling: Make a difference

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Recycling doesn’t end when you put your recyclables at the curb. If you follow the tips provided by the St Louis County Health Department listed below, you can make a positive difference: Look for products made with recycled materials. Read labels to make sure you are buying products made with recycled material. Try to purchase products made from at least 30% post-consumer recycled material. Shop around! Recycled-content products are everywhere. Shop to reduce waste. Buy products that have little or no packaging. Minimize waste and energy consumption by buying e-books and MP3 players. Purchase energy efficient electronics and appliances. Buy… read more »

Skip the plastic bag

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A simple action you can take to help the environment is to pay attention to what the clerk is bagging for you and just say no. In most cases a quick trip into the store doesn’t even warrant a bag. Do you really need a bag for your gallon of milk if you are going to carry it by the jug handle anyway? Does your bag of potatoes need a bag? What about when you run in the store for 1 or 2 items? The bag isn’t really necessary, is it? Did you know? About a hundred billion plastic bags… read more »

Are you moving soon?

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While working with a client to prepare for her impending move a few days ago she told me about Clean Carton Company. They are a local company that sells boxes at a discount of 30%-50% off what you would normally pay. Typically, the boxes are new and have printing from industry on them. Clean Carton Company purchases obsolete, misprinted, overstock, and close out boxes by the truckload from a wide range of manufacturers and industrial suppliers. Since they pay less for the boxes than new stock boxes, their customers pay less as well. They also stock the rest of the… read more »

Simple crafty recycling idea

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In response to my blog last week about giving your Christmas cards to St Jude’s Ranch for Children, I received the following suggestion from one of our blog readers, Debra Lagemann with Seven Sisters Home Designs. With her permission I am copying it here for you to enjoy. I think it’s a fantastic idea! “I keep this year’s Christmas cards to make next year’s gift tags. I cut out a pretty, cute or fun picture from the front, punch a hole into it, write to and from on the back and tie it onto the package. Every tag is different,… read more »

An exciting announcement – The Stuff Stop®

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I’m writing today about a dream of mine that has finally come true. I’ve always been passionate about connecting people’s unwanted stuff with people who need that very stuff. I was passionate about this long before I became a professional organizer and that passion has only gotten stronger since I began seeing how much stuff was ending up in landfills. Last Wednesday I launched a new website that I created called The Stuff Stop®. The Stuff Stop®. is a FREE nationwide community resource that helps people dispose of the things they no longer need, use or love in a responsible,… read more »

Recycling becomes me

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The Saint Louis County Department of Health’s Solid Waste Management Program has launched the first ever countywide recycling education campaign. Called Recycling Becomes Me, the campaign features humorous visuals that feature common recycling containers in unexpected situations. The idea is to show, in an attention-getting manner, that everyone can recycle—because recycling becomes me … and you! The goal of the campaign is to celebrate and expand the current culture of recycling in the county and encourage everyone to recycle everything they can. Throughout the next several months, residents will encounter the campaign through radio and community newspaper advertisements, at various… read more »

Free ongoing electronic recycling

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Jeffco Subcontracting Inc (JSI) in Arnold has added a new electronic recycling service. What makes this so special is that the work is done by workers at Jefferson County’s sheltered workshop. The workshop was started by a group of parents who wanted a place for their developmentally disabled children to work after high school. Computers and other electronics are filled with metals and wires that can be recycled. The circuit boards, for example, can be sold by the pound. It just takes a little effort to separate the parts from the computer. Computers and monitors are being accepted at no… read more »

What do I do with expired coupons?

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Did you know that you can send your expired coupons to U.S. military bases around the world? Military families can use your coupons up to six months after they have expired. This is a great way to give back to those who are giving so mch of themselves for us. Be sure to separate your coupons into two different sections, one that is FOOD and one that in NON FOOD. Please only send clipped coupons. Click here to find out more about the program and where to send the coupons.

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