Christmas Tree and Lights Recycling

Christmas Tree and Lights Recycling

Here is the information shared about where, when and how to recycle Christmas trees and Christmas lights in Central Texas this holiday season. The City of Austin’s website for Christmas Tree Recycling is http://www.austintexas.gov/department/christmas-tree-recycling. Details below are from Austin EcoNetwork’s EcoNews 12/19/19 and Austin Resource Recovery’s site: Christmas Trees: If you’re an Austin Resource Recovery…

Scrub a dub dub: Kitchen Scrubbers

Scrub a dub dub: Kitchen Scrubbers

More environmentally friendly kitchen scrub options Most kitchen sponges or scrubbing items are made of oddly shaped plastic, a combination of soft and hard plastics, or a combination of different materials which make them difficult to separate and/or recycle. Unless you are going to purchase the TerraCycle Kitchen Separation Zero Waste Box most of these…

Egg Cartons

Egg Cartons

The question of what to do with egg cartons comes up a lot so I wanted to address it here. Paper egg cartons without egg goo are “best and highest use” in recycling carts. “Best and highest use” will give the carton several future lives as additional paper products until the paper fibers become so…

Composting Questions and Confusions

Composting Questions and Confusions

This article addresses composting in Austin. I’ve included information for apartments and curbside residents. Don’t forget to check out my previous posts on composting:– https://alittlemore.green/2019/04/25/compost-bags-comparison/ – https://alittlemore.green/2019/03/29/top-5-compost-contaminants-in-austin/ – https://alittlemore.green/2019/03/30/fur-and-feet/ – https://muellerneighborhood.org/city-austin-composting-comes-mueller/ Apartments– City of Austin apartment and condominium composting and recycling information is located at here.-The Texas Farmers Market at Mueller (Saturday only composts), and…