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What to do with delivery boxes when recycle bin is full?

Advertise your free boxes on Craigslist so that others who are needing boxes (e.g. moving, managing space in a small apartment or dorm, selling stuff on eBay) can reuse them.
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What to do with delivery boxes when recycle bin is full?

If you leave one of the boxes, preferably a larger one than the rest, un-broken down and then use this as a secondary recycling bin - depending on the area you live, the recycling men will be happy to ...
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Reshape plastic containers

This definitely exist, It is called Precious Plastic, it is a project started by Dave Hakkens. It is a collection of Open-Source machines designed for recylcing and reusing thermoplastics. There are ...
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What to do with delivery boxes when recycle bin is full?

The solution for my family was to make friends with our neighbors. They have no problem with me adding recyclables to their bin when there is room. They are free to add to mine too. It's rare that ...
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What chemicals to use to whiten recycled paper

There is no white dye that you can add to your wood-pulp slurry to whiten it. Any and all dyes will only make it appear darker. Bleach is used to whiten paper the same way it is used to whiten your ...
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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

Discard it as is. Roll it up and secure it with some string or tape. Don't bother to put it into another piece of plastic (the bag) which adds to the plastic pollution of the planet. Alternately, ...
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Reviving dead tennis balls

You can easily make your own repressurizing device. Get plastic pipe parts of large enough diameter that the balls will slip inside, glue a cap on one end and a thread adapter on the other. Put a ...
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Is writing "Return to Sender" on junk mail effective for reducing the amount of junk mail one receives?

This is completely ineffective. Most junk mail (at least in the USA) is sent in a mail class that doesn't even provide return service; all you accomplish is to task the Postal Service with ...
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What to do with delivery boxes when recycle bin is full?

As stated by James, you neighbors can be your best friends in this situations. Another idea is a lokal elementary school: they often look for cardboard boxes for making little projects with the kids. ...
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How to reuse a note book paper that can't blank?

There's a technique used in the old days called cross writing to write new material at a different angle across the existing lines of text on a piece of paper. A crossed letter is a manuscript ...
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How to recycle nespresso capsules?

Well, actually you can refill also these standard, "non-refillable" Nespresso capsules. Just remove riddled top, empty capsule, clear it, refill capsule with some standard coffe, replace top with new ...
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How can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

Your sewing skills might not be up to darning the hole up, but you could consider using a fabric glue (possibly heat activated, like hemming web) to bond onto the sock a circle of hard wearing fabric, ...
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How can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

Hosiery Heel Hole Hack. Stephie asked for pictures; so, while sketching a diagram to illustrate the situation I hit on a no-frills hosiery heel hole hack. Begin by folding the sides of the sock ...
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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

I am thinking about using some kind of wire brush or metal curry comb. There are some wire brushes in the shape of cylinder that you could simply bowl on that bubble wrap. If brush is sharp enough ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

I have many chipmunks in my yard. After scraping out what I could, I put the plastic peanut butter jar in the yard, wedged between heavy plant containers. Tossing in a little bird seed makes it even ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

First, use the jar properly empty. When using the peanut butter, push the bits sticking to the side of the jar down into the main amount in the jar. If you do this regularly, you will not get a ...
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Is writing "Return to Sender" on junk mail effective for reducing the amount of junk mail one receives?

Generally speaking - no. The sender won't care, they've budgeted for it. The only way I have found that works most of the time, is to write "Addressee Deceased" on the envelope and then return it to ...
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Reviving dead tennis balls

I found this web site which seems to have the answer: http://savethetennisballs.com/how-to-revive-dead-tennis-balls/ They evidently have a cylinder where you stack in 3 tennis balls, seal the ...
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How can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

My simple hack to extend the life of socks with worn-out heels, with the least effort, is to Wear them the other way up. The fabric now at the heel won't have the extra thickness that a heel usually ...
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Remove labels from grocery plastic bags

As for removing labels from these bags, I’m afraid I must agree with other writers here - apart from label-stacking or painting over the bar code with a sharpie, there’s little you can do, the glue ...
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Remove labels from grocery plastic bags

In order to remove the label from the bag, the bag must be made from a material strong enough to resist the ripping forces. The free bags for vegetables in the shops (they are the ones which usually ...
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Remove labels from grocery plastic bags

Besides taking care to not stick the label very well (try to stick only a corner, if possible, but you need to be careful to not lose it before paying), I don't have any other idea for the flimsy bags....
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Is there a efficient way to clean pencil script on papers in bulk and reuse it?

My solution is to write on paper that has already been used on one side, such as business letters I receive, or hard copy I make, that are no longer needed. I keep a pile of it, so I never need to ...
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Is there a efficient way to clean pencil script on papers in bulk and reuse it?

The right solution to this problem is not to work harder and harder at erasing pencil from paper, but rather to change the materials you work with. I took a look at Rocketbook a few years ago, which ...
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How can I reuse my dry nails-paints?

Adding on to @user18894's answer, you could also buy acetone from a beauty shop or drug store. Dip the brush of the nail polish into a bit of acetone, then place it back into the bottle to make the ...
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How can I reuse my dry nails-paints?

You can buy nail polish thinner (from where you buy your nail polish) to make the thickened nail polish runny again.
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How to recycle nespresso capsules?

Many people empty and refill nespresso capsules. The problem is that it is complicated, long and messy. With this smart little tool, reloading is simplified and very fast : https://youtu.be/eatf-qIv-...
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What to do with delivery boxes when recycle bin is full?

You'll often be able to order an extra recycle bin at a nominal monthly fee through your city's standard waste management company. We do this ourselves during November and December.
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

I hate to see all this use of hot water. Use a dog, squirrel, or chipmunk, or remove as much peanut butter as you can with a silicone scraper (as suggested elsewhere). Then, if you don't have a ...
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How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

Peanut butter as an oil based food requires cleaning with an oil- if you want the recycled container really clean. First clean excess from container with spatula. Then put a tablespoon (more or less ...
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