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Do you, or *how* do you recycle all the pellet bags?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by tubbster, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. tubbster

    tubbster Member

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    That's a LOT of plastic!

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  2. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    I use them for garbage bags in the kitchen and also fill some with concrete for the sides of my drainage ditch and also on some of my paths through the woods. If not then i take whats left and recycle them at the dump in a special bin for plastic.
  3. Kenny1

    Kenny1 Feeling the Heat

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    Generally use them for garbage bags, the rest get recycled.
  4. Souzafone

    Souzafone Feeling the Heat

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    The bags my Barefoots came in are so crappy I can't imagine using them for anything. They all have perforations, so are unsuitable for trash. They'll go in the garbage instead of vice versa.
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    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Call your local animal shelter. Some will take them for clean up bags.

    Eric
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    Cleaning out the litter boxes :)
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    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    I like to fill them with nasty chemicals and toss them in the river behind my house. Now that is recycling.
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    BubbRubb New Member

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    Be sure to poke several tiny holes in the bags so the chemicals can slowly leach out. Otherwise, you risk having a contaminated area if that stuff builds up. Making sure the chemicals are water soluble helps too.
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    So your the reason the fishing was terrible this year!!!! Our waste company provides two containers, recycling and non, I will be placing mine in the recycling one - once my stove gets installed!!!
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    I send all my empty bags to the recycle, I just make sure that I shake all the dust out of them first :-/
  11. moralleper

    moralleper New Member

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    we cannot recycle 5's in our area, so I use them as trash bags... :(
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    j00fek Feeling the Heat

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    they get recycled here in maine (i hope).....
  13. imacman

    imacman Guest

    My garbage/recycling company takes anything with#1-#7 marked on it, so hopefully there won't be any issue putting the #4 LDPE bags out with the regular comingle stuff. I'll keep a few for regular garbage here.
  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    This is a pet peeve of mine. Many companies are using virgin vinyl for these bags. I looked for a recycling center for them and it was 100 miles away! IMHO, the pellet companies should provide for a method of recycling. I feel the same way about Coleman propane cylinders. The amount of these that goes into landfills at our National Parks is huge.
  15. cntbill

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    Fill them up with empty beer bottles and cans, ;) and stuff bag into bags then put full bags out for the recycle pick up.
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    I don't recycle one bit. I just get rid of them any way I can.
  17. imacman

    imacman Guest

    That's a great idea!

    Only issue I see is, what if I fill the bags up faster than I burn pellets....what will I do then??? :lol:
  18. cntbill

    cntbill New Member

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    lol Well make sure you crush the cans first, and then you could store them in a 55 gal barrel until you get an empty bag or two... ;)
  19. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Nah, crushing the cans is too much like work....besides, it takes away time I could be emptying the cans.... :-S
  20. cntbill

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    Yea you have a good point there, and well guess you won't have too many extra bags to worry then ;)
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