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smtournier

This is what I bought (at a big box store).


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Lee James

I never have enough space for storage or too much stuff! Probably a little of both! LOL, The first thing I thought when I saw the recycling center was that there was a foot of unused area above the recycling that could hold cleaning products garbage bags and such. I just finished the process of finding a recycling center for my new kitchen. It is much more difficult to find centers large enough to hold a couple of weeks worth of paper and plastic recycling. We live in a rural area and don't have a weekly pick-up of trash.

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celestina89

@Lee James: I, too don't live in the city, town or 'burbs.... I drive 10 miles to one limited recycling center and 18 miles to another about every 3 months. Once a year I drive about 30 miles to a third recycle center that takes everything the first two doesn't.

I recycle, plastics, paper, cardboard, glass containers, batteries, metal, old paint, old oil, and a bunch of other items from my ranch. I do burn some trash about once every 2 months that contain private/personal info along with storm debris from fallen trees/limbs. Yes, burning is allowed in my state and county under certain circumstances. I don't have the means to compost fallen trees/limbs but I do compost many other items.

As for my recycling collections, I keep some in my garage that are from the house and garage workshop. I house them in 3 50 gallon containers that keep rodents/bugs/snakes out. I also keep an area for cardboard/paper so they don't get rained on. As for the other items, I have containers in my tractor shed which is three sided to hold the paints, metals, old oil, batteries and such for when I many my trips to the various county recycle centers. I make sure the containers are tampered proof by various critters that may visit my open tractor shed.

Perhaps some of what I do will help you figure out how to contain your various recycling.

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