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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/14 16:00:59 (permalink)
I have a neat item in my garden.  A metal garbage can with the bottom cut out, half buried.  We toss coffee grounds, egg shells, veggie cut offs, etc. in there to compost.  Between that and recycling, we have a family of four down to a half bag of garbage every week.  
 
At my office, I have an 8-yard co-mingle recycling dumpster.  Between cardboard, vinyl siding cut offs and unusable vinyl accessories, I am eliminating about a 30-yard dumpster every other month.   
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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/14 19:35:39 (permalink)
Joe, do you put pizza boxes in with the co-mingle trash (like I used to), or compost them? I am experimenting myself. I tore up a single box, and spread it out as a layer in my compost bin. It has been working all winter, but I expect very slowly because of the cold. I expect that the batch will be "done" about Memorial Day. They say compost is "done" when you can no longer tell what it is made from, so I wonder if I'll be able to find the cardboard.
 
As another poster mentioned, pizza boxes make excellent fire starters.
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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/15 08:15:41 (permalink)
I just don't eat pizza 🍕Patriotic, I am.
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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/15 14:01:12 (permalink)
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I just don't eat pizza 🍕Patriotic, I am.

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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/15 14:35:25 (permalink)
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I just don't eat pizza 🍕Patriotic, I am.

???

No pizza, no boxes to recycle, or for Jim, to throw away. Presto!
Now I'm not contributing to the trade deficit.
See? A win win.
And my kidneys thank me.
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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/15 16:29:31 (permalink)
Hell,I'll NEVER be that patriotic!!!
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Re: Don't recycle those pizza boxes!!!!! 2018/02/15 17:44:28 (permalink)
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Joe, do you put pizza boxes in with the co-mingle trash (like I used to), or compost them? I am experimenting myself. I tore up a single box, and spread it out as a layer in my compost bin. It has been working all winter, but I expect very slowly because of the cold. I expect that the batch will be "done" about Memorial Day. They say compost is "done" when you can no longer tell what it is made from, so I wonder if I'll be able to find the cardboard.
 
As another poster mentioned, pizza boxes make excellent fire starters.


tmiles, I really don't do a lot of take-out or delivery.  I really enjoy going out for pizza and getting a nice hot, crispy tray/pie dropped in front of me.  But, the boxes I do get, I will use in my garden now.  I put cardboard between my plants and cover it with shredded paper from my office.  The perfect mulch!  Then, during the growing season, I spread grass clippings on top of that.  I never have to water my plants, even during near drought conditions.
post edited by joerogo - 2018/02/15 17:45:31
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