In the last 2 weeks we cut down the amount of garbage we collect in our bathrooms.
I was reading a booklet that the city made when the Green Bin program started. They made a little booklet to tell people what goes in the green bin from every room. I realized that other than the kitchen we have the most garbage in the bathroom. There was so much stuff that we threw in the bathroom but was not garbage at all.
None of this is garbage:
- Hair > Green Bin
- Nail Clippings > Green Bin
- Pet hair > Green Bin
- Toothpicks > Green Bin
- Cotton swabs/ Cotton balls > Green Bin
- Tissue > Green Bin
- Paper > Blue Bin
- Toothpaste/soap boxes >Blue Bin
- Empty cans/bottles > Blue Bin
- Toiletpaper rolls > Blue Bin
So me and my mom went to the Dollar Store to make special bins. First we to chose a big container and then were chose 3 smaller bins to fit the inside. We found 3 cereal containers that fit perfectly. The big box was $2, the smaller ones were $1.50 each. It was less than $10 for the whole thing! We then had to label the containers to know where we had to put things: Green Bin, Recycle and Garbage. We used plastic file-folder tabs to put them in. It looked amazing! And it works too!
This was really easy and it’s working. I can already see how much less we’re throwing in the garbage. I hope that you might try this too.
If you have other ideas like this, I’d love to hear about it!
Donna Marie Antoniadis says
Fabulous post and what a wonderful idea! So very informative!
Thank you Donna! That means a lot to me! I tried my best! Thanks!
You have the greatest ideas! Recycling is so important for the future of the earth and I think you are going to teach a lot of people about it! Keep up the great work!
Sent with love from Pennsylvania
Thank you Nakia! I hope that I will make a difference in the world with my blog, including you! Please say hi to Tori for me! Thanks Nakia!
Gayla Ber says
Hannah, the world is a much better place with you in it. You sure are doing a great job protecting our planet!!
We keep 3 bins in our bathroom, too. Usually it takes 2 or 3 weeks to fill our garbage, but green bin and recycling stuff goes out every week.
Keep on giving these tips!!
Thank you Gayla! With my blog I want to make a difference in the world. It’s awesome to know that somebody thinks that too.That’s really good that you’re doing the same thin as me and my mom, it helps a lot! I will see you soon at alumni weekend! I can’t wait to meet Jordana and Samantha!
hey great ideas i should try them!
Thank you Khrystian! That would be awesome if you could the idea! That would mean a lot to me.
your mom shared this post on facebook today and I am just seeing it for the first time- I love this idea!
I am going to share this idea with my kids- I think they will really like it too 🙂
Jane Tsui says
Great idea Hannah!
I am heading to the dollar store tomorrow to get all the bins I need for this project!
Rachel and Maya says
Maya (your old friend from Lydia’s house) and I are reading your blog…we did NOT know that cotton balls were green bin. We also try hard to follow the green bin/blue bin rules. Makes the garbage less smelly, and the Earth cleaner. We love your organized garbage bin for the bathroom.
All the kids in our house help save the toilet paper rolls because I always make new projects out of them for my kids in my class…
Hope you’re helping them recycle at camp, too!
I’m going to try that! Very creative! 🙂