Tuesday, May 8, 2012

7 Items, 7 Days, 7 Months - Day 3

Today's items for the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle challenge came from the garage.  The garage is a little like the back of the refrigerator or freezer or the closet.  Somehow things go in and are long forgotten.

Dear Hubby (DH) and I were getting ready to wash the vehicles and in the midst of grabbing the bucket, sponges, etc. this is what we found:

Today's Items:

  1. 2 Empty motorcycle oil containers
  2. 2 empty cans of Motorcycle Cleaner
  3. 1 empty Sewing Machine Oil Container
  4. 1 empty WD-40 (Recycled per WD-40 Technical Data Sheet)
  5. 1 container of dried up Spackle Compound
  6. Empty Soap Dispenser
  7. Empty Water Bottle 

Earth 911 is a great place to check if you're wondering how to dispose of a particular item.  Since my motorcycle cleaner aerosol cans were empty I was able to place them in recycle bin.  If they still had cleaner in them, I would have had to dispose of them differently.

If you're needing to get rid of oil products, many oil changing or auto parts stores will accept your oil for recycling.  If you're not sure how to dispose of a particular product or do not have a local recycling or auto store/oil changing location near you, please contact your State Department of Environmental Quality or a Department of Environmental Protection and they will be happy to help.
Have you tackled the garage yet?  Oh boy, I have soooo much more to do in there!