Trash Nothing, Win/Win Recycling

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I recently became acquainted with Trash Nothing, a popular website aimed at preventing our landfills from getting filled up with gently used, reusable stuff.  You can post ads for things you want that someone might have kicking around their home or for things you have collecting dust in your home that you want to get rid of.  You make drop-off or pickup arrangements suitable for both parties.

It’s a win/win situation, recycling at its best.  Items are not sold or purchased; they are given or received for nothing. The idea is not to exchange money but to recycle or donate used items no longer needed.

For example, a few weeks ago we replaced the air vent covers in our home.  I posted an ad for the old vent covers on Trash Nothing and several people responded.  I dropped off the vent covers to an appreciative recipient.  Simple.

I have since donated (put up for offer) many items, from furniture to clothing to household items, all gently used, still in great shape but no longer used in my home.

Sign up today and get rid of your old stuff.  Or, have a look at the items in the offered category to see if there is something you could use.

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Recycle your electronic waste, light bulbs, batteries and old paint tins for earth day

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In honour of Earth Day today, I will be taking my electronic waste to an e-waste recycle location here in Kanata.  It is located at 1 Sweetnam Drive off of Hazeldean Rd, between Iber Rd and Stittsville, and accepts all of your old electronic stuff, appliances and scrap metal.  Working or not, these items are recycled instead of going into landfills.  Drop off is free and open 24 hours a day.  I have been meaning to do this for a long while; today I have no excuses…

I will also stop off at Lowe’s on Hazledean Rd in Kanata to drop off some old paint tins we have accumulated.  Apparently they have a recycling service that will take old paint, regular and rechargeable batteries, as well as fluorescent light bulbs.

You can participate in Earth Day too. Google a recycle location in your neighbourhood and get that pile of junk out of your garage or basement today.