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Old 10-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #15
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I noticed that too Carol, in our recent trip into the US. I was quite surprised to see that nothing, not even cans and bottles, had a bin for recycling. The odd one had drink containers, but that was it.

Here we have 3 Municipal bins. One for garbage, collected every two weeks. One for recyclables(everything goes in one bin), and one for compostable waste (all food scraps, tissues, yard waste, sawdust, etc), collected weekly. Plus, we have compost bins in our back yard as well.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #16
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the US is far behind the rest of the world in recycling efforts, I know that. Hardly any cg have facilities set up and it pains me to put so much in trash, I sometimes bring stuff back home to recycle.
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Plus, we have compost bins in our back yard as well.
Yes most people here do as well but many of us who live in urban areas frequented by bears have found putting kitchen scraps into it can create problems so using the kitchen compost curbside pick up is a better option leaving the back yard composts mostly for garden waste. The garden waste that the District picks up at curb side is mostly (or at least at my home it is) tree & shrub limbs cut into short pieces for pick up as they need to be chipped before they can be composted. Which is what they they do with it at the Districts main recycling facility. They then sell back the garden soil they make through chipping & composting it all in the big bins at the recycling facility.
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"Now can you add in a bit of nice cedar smell?"

Buy some shredded cedar garden chips and add then to the log.
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"Now can you add in a bit of nice cedar smell?"

Buy some shredded cedar garden chips and add then to the log.
good idea... thanks
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jim---this log idea is certainly very interesting. we just returned from maine, where, by the way, the state park we were in (camden hills) had an excellent recycling set-up at their site. we went looking in stores (home depot, walmart, shaws) for fireplace logs of compressed sawdust, so we could cut down the amount of firewood we burned. but the high cost of them really threw us! a box of 6 3-hr logs was over $24!!! so, we burned wood instead of the combo log/wood we were planning. having some of these logs made at home would have been a real cost-saver, as well as a great way to recycle paper.
thanks for showing us that link!
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Yes most people here do as well but many of us who live in urban areas frequented by bears have found putting kitchen scraps into it can create problems so using the kitchen compost curbside pick up is a better option leaving the back yard composts mostly for garden waste. The garden waste that the District picks up at curb side is mostly (or at least at my home it is) tree & shrub limbs cut into short pieces for pick up as they need to be chipped before they can be composted. Which is what they they do with it at the Districts main recycling facility. They then sell back the garden soil they make through chipping & composting it all in the big bins at the recycling facility.
I have a bunch of friends living on the north shore of the Shuswap and have the same issues with bears getting at their compost too, and choose not to.
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Here in Portlandia we just changed all our recycling rules. We all had to study this video to learn 'what goes where'

Sanitation Twins - Portlandia on IFC - YouTube

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It's almost that bad, but not quite and all for a very good reason... we're tree hugging environmentalists! Humm, I wonder what bin the banana slugs go in?
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LOL what ever they are asking you to do it must be classified as a US Top secret as they will not let those of us outside the US see it
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