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#396365 - 02/27/10 05:23 PM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: Lisa Shea]
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I've noticed the more junky thrift shops will take magazines. I try to bring mine there so they won't get tossed.

And I love looking for magazines in those places. For example, I found a yoga magazine with a special on a pose I am try to get down, and two mags about Oklahoma Living that cover nature areas and free things to do in that state! (where my off the grid ranch experiment will be). I also found a copy of Veranda, which is like decoration porn for me. lol. All for 25 cents each.
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#397499 - 03/22/10 08:41 PM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: Lisa Shea]
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I have been looking at my little trash bin and trying to figure out what I am still throwing away. paper plates with food on them are torn up and placed in the compost. Just like coffee filters, they decompose nicely. It does take some time to rip paper plates into pieces though, and that is mildly irritating.

Plastic bags that come around frozen food and products like toilet paper end up chucked, but they at least are highly compressible and take up little landfill space.

I try to reuse food bag plastic to pick up dog poop when i go out walking with Kaylee.

One thing that is very wasteful i throw away - the doggy WeeWee pads. They are like flat diapers full of dog pee. There is nothing I can think to do with these.



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#397759 - 03/27/10 01:32 AM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: jilly]
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I would have to agree that doggy WeeWee pads should be put somewhere far away smile Do they have cloth diapers? I hate to ask, but could you wash them?

I only ask because I have completely converted over to cloth menstrual pads and it is amazing how EASY it was. I thought it would be awful but I am SO SO happy I did it. It's more comfortable, it's super clean, and I am not putting (literally) tons and tons of gunk into landfills!
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#397773 - 03/27/10 02:53 AM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: Lisa Shea]
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Hmmm. That would take some thinking. The good thing about the pads is the plastic underneath to keep the pee from soaking into our wood floors.

If I used towels, I'd need to put something plastic under them. And then I'd have to set up a laundry somewhere in the RV here just for pee stained towels and pee-soaked plastic.

I can try it but I am worried about Dan. Since we found something that works, he leaves it at that. He really hates pets.

So if he is kosher with the pads, I feel like while he is in the RV, i can't experiment. Since he seems resigned to this.

AS opposed to the cat situation. He now says the cat cannot go with us under any conditions. And who knows when she will drop the kittens. This is a terrible situation.

Someday when I have my own place I won't have to deal with his anger and whining about smelly/irritating pets.

That is wonderful, Lisa, about the cloth menstrual pads. I am looking forward to having some extra money to switch over soon myself!
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#397776 - 03/27/10 03:39 AM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: jilly]
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OK I think you have enough stress in your life handling Dan's way of life, accept the doggie pads as a compromise for now. You're already doing amazingly well on all other fronts!
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#400556 - 05/08/10 09:03 PM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: Lisa Shea]
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Our latest solution is I can keep the cat if we adopt out Kaylee. She is adorable and will be easy to find a home for, so this is the route we are taking. No one will want this scraggly little stray, so this way everyone gets a home.

The rescue group we are working with is doing a great job looking for the perfect new home for her.
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#400558 - 05/08/10 09:06 PM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: jilly]
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Back to trash - the wee wee pads thing will be resolved on my end when Kaylee is gone, but isn't that really passing on the wee wee pad trash to someone else?

Sometimes i think too much.
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#400564 - 05/09/10 03:41 AM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: jilly]
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Great scott girl! Yes, I would say that you think too much! lol

Have you given the kittens away? Or did I miss a thread on that?
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#400591 - 05/09/10 04:19 PM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: tweetymom]
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Nope, kittens are still with mom.

Thinking too much is just one of the services I offer, Dinah. :-)

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#400730 - 05/12/10 03:30 AM Re: Trying to go without trash service [Re: jilly]
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Jilly -

Won't this wonderful new home have an amazing back yard, and that's where the dog will pee? Most dogs don't pee inside the house ...?
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