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celestina89

@Megan NY Seattle is fortunate along with other cities that can provide that service and people are willing to pay for it. Not everyone lives in that type of locale. I am rural. We don't have those services. I compost because it's cheaper for me to do so and it's beneficial to the plants and soil. About every two months, I take paper, tin cans, plastic bottles to the recycle center about 20 miles away. Things I cannot recycle or I cannot reuse go into the trash pick up that I share with two other neighbors. What I sent to the track pick up amounts to one small plastic retail store bag aka grocery bag. Since I don't use them (I have my own grocery bags from Red Oxx that will outlast me), I tend to pack the plastic wrapping into the plastic salad bags or other plastic food bags or plastic containers that I cannot burn and are not recyclable. All metals such that I cannot recycle normally I take to the metal salvage place. They actually give me money for them. It's not much but it adds up over time and they can melt down the metals and reuse them. I try to keep my footprint as small as possible. :)

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Pearl Remodeling

I really like the pullout cutboard idea. You dont realize how useful something like that is until you actually get to use one. Also it helps with the trash bin directly under it.

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Marathon Hardware Inc.

These are all great ideas. If you are an interior designer or specifier, please check out our cabinet hardware and accessories. We distribute quality exclusive products.Marathon Hardware

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