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Wrapping Paper

When you need to run out and buy more gift wrap, don't splurge on the fancy foil lined paper. It can't be recycled. But all the other wrapping paper and gift bags can be recycled!

Recycled denim?

Do you have a new pair of jeans on your holiday wish list? I just learned about a program to recycle denim jeans into insulation. Not only would you be helping the environment by reducing waste, but also helping families benefiting from Habitat…

Christmas Tree: Real or Fake?

Everyone is asking which is more eco-friendly, Real or Fake Christmas trees.Here are some interesting points regarding real Christmas trees... courtesy of ChristmasTree.org* Around 98% of Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms throughout all…

Broken Christmas Lights?

Are you unpacking your holiday lights only to find out they don't work? You can now send your lights to HolidayLEDS.com to have them recycled, and also get a coupon for 15% off your purchase of LED lights that use less energy and have a lifetime…

Egg & Cheese sandwich anyone?

I really never paid much attention to the plastic wrappers and bags that fill my shelves. As I finished a package of Thomas's English Muffins, I decided to ask them if their bags are recyclable. The good folks at Thomas's replied back quickly,…

Baking waste

I made two pies today, apple and pumpkin. My counter was littered with waste...and lots of bowls!I was able to recycle the following items: pumpkin can, evaporated milk can, empty flour bag, apple peels into my compost, and the aluminum foil…

Thanksgiving extras

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and cook wonderful dishes. It's also a time that many cans are tossed in the garbage. Remember to recycle those cans of cranberry sauce, peas, and pumpkin pie mix...I just learned that you can recycle…

Still Saving Trees

The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!Here are some random paper items that you can recycle:*Empty paper towel and bath tissue rolls*The…

Welcome

Welcome to Random Recycling. A place to learn what else you can do with all the unwanted items in your every day life.