I’m a recycling maniac. I really do recycle just about anything I can justify going into the recycling can… mostly because I know the list of common recyclables AND because I can’t stand NOT recycling. (Small paper tag on a new article of clothing?… oh yea. Even something THAT small!)
Sometimes, however, there are items that just don’t fit the guidelines: plastic containers that your community won’t accept, polystyrene trays and egg cartons that can’t be recycled, kids cups from restaurants or just that miscellaneous something-or-other that is destine for the trash.
Have you ever considered your children’s school or a local art group? I have, and I donate all of this unwanted “trash” to my kids’ art class. They accept it with open arms and put these supplies to good use.
Drop the teacher a note or call the school to see if they are interested. You might be shocked with how excited they’ll be to take your “garbage” off your hands.
One family’s trash can be an art class treasure!