Tag Archives: recycling

Free market recycling

There are some items which are very useful but which you can’t pass along to thrift stores—cedar shakes, Tyvek house wrap, steel shelving, etc. I could pack some of this up and take it to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, but frankly, I like the informal recycling system in our neighborhood better. Our trash day is […]

Going to the dump

One of my favorite childhood memories is going to the dump. My father was one of those tinkerer-jiggerers who could make something out of anything. Often, we would come back with more than we went there with. (Those were also the days when every house had a burning barrel and we didn’t buy everything in plastic […]