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Old 06-30-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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We go through several gallons of water and milk/week. The plastic jugs take up a lot of room in the trash, but are mostly air. Does anyone know of a plastic crusher thing? something that smashes down the containers so they don't take up so much space in the trash? I did find some online, but in other countries, such as Australia. Sure, I'd be welcome to buy one, but they are around $800 don't think so, mate!

So, well, the amount of plastic in the environment would be the same, just squished, but at least we wouldn't be paying so much for trash disposal!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Why aren't you recycling them?
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Why are you buying water? Not an accusation, just wondering.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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I rinse them, lay them on their sides and step on them. Smashes them pretty well and then I put them in my recycling bin.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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^ This.

But think of:

Ways to Reuse Plastic Milk Jugs | Self-Sufficiency

or

Home and Garden: 35 Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs

is even better.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Here they pick up recyclables (plastics, cans, bottles and paper) one day a week and trash on a different day. So we maintain a separate container for those items. But also by the fire station nearby there's a large dumpster where people can take and drop off recyclables if they want to do that.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Take the lid off of it. Set it on the ground and step on it.

Your area does not recycle? Maybe you could go to a town hall meeting and stand up and suggest recycling.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I would call the county and find out if they recycle the plastics or if they know who does in the area. Many places we have lived did recycle and some had pickup points with large bins available or you could turn them in to the county. Sometimes the schools even recycle and the students take things in.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I just broke up with her.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Maybe you can get one of those large water containers that offices usually use for their water cooler. We have one and we get that filled every week at the grocery store then pour it into a 3 gallon water dispenser. We just re-use. Or maybe you can buy a water filter for your tap.
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