Painesville Township’s Nye Road Recyclables Drop-Off Site Closed

Sad but true: On Monday, December 31 at 11:00 a.m., Painesville Township closed the Nye Road recyclables drop-off site.

I drove over there this afternoon. This is what I found:

Painesville Township has closed its Nye Road recyclables drop-off site.

Painesville Township has closed its Nye Road recyclables drop-off site. (Photo credit: Lenore Collins)

The Fire Department’s collection bin for aluminum cans appears to still be available:

The Painesville Township Nye Road Fire Station's collection bin for aluminum cans remains in place.

The Painesville Township Nye Road Fire Station’s collection bin for aluminum cans remains in place. (photo credit: Lenore Collins

Today and tomorrow: repair, reuse, recycle (and do a little shopping)

Today and tomorrow are Repair/Reuse/Recycle Days at my house.

Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable shopping bags don’t stay this clean, but they can be washed. (Photo credit: Tanacollins)

Repair:

  • Ran my reusable shopping bags through the wash (cool gentle wash, air dry cycle, finish drying in room air). First time I’ve tried this (don’t want to think about how yucky they were) — worked like a charm.
  • Got out the duct tape and fixed the tears and cracks in said shopping bags and their liners.
TP Core

Day care providers turn these into everything from steamrollers to binoculars. (Photo credit: Luigi Chiesa)

Reuse:

  • Delivering craftable odds and ends (like my world-class collection of empty toilet paper cores) to a local day care center.
  • Delivering shirts and jackets that no longer fit my husband (he’s lost thirty pounds) to the Salvation Army Thrift Store (map).
Medical Supplies

The Humane Society finds veterinary uses for many kinds of medical supplies. (Photo credit: Animagus)

  • Delivering surplus medical supplies (oxygen tubing, small containers) to the Lake Humane Society in Mentor (map).

Recycle:

Shop recycle:

Little by little, I’m finding order in my chaos!

Repair, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Keep It Out of the Landfill