2014

Recycle glass jars

Glass jars seem to be a common ‘leftover’ commodity in all homes.  Whether you received canned goods from a neighbor or have cleaned out your refrigerator only to find empty pickle and mayonnaise jars, there are many varied ways to upcycle them.  Here are some ideas to give those old jars new life: Make a memory jar. It’s like a…


When Recycling Goes to the Birds

Spring is in the air, and it is filled with the sound of birds chirping.  Invite some feathered friends into your yard this spring by creating a recycled bird feeder out of something you may have normally tossed into the garbage can. There are many different kinds of materials that you can use to create a bird feeder, and the…

Build your own Green Garden

Spring is almost here, which means you can begin working on a beautiful garden soon! If you have a green thumb then you know containers for your plants can be expensive, so why not try using repurposed items for your garden? The garden is a wonderful spot to recycle and reuse! Get creative with items that are lying around your…

Green Spring Cleaning

Winter is coming to an end and all those spring activities you are looking forward to are almost here! Don’t skip out on spring cleaning though! During the cold months in the winter we tend to not clean as much, which results in items gathering more dust. Some items in your home may have even been forgotten. So, open the…

Buying recycled items

Do you look for a recycled content label when purchasing new items? Choosing to buy recycled items can help make a difference for our environment! There are many benefits to buying recycled items. Buying recycled items helps support jobs in the recycling industry, reduces the use of raw materials for production, and conservers resources and energy. By choosing to recycle…

Glass Recycling

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Recycling would be a great New Year’s resolution! If you are not already recycling, you can start today! Recycling is a simple way for everyone to help out their communities and the environment. At Papillion Sanitation we collect a variety of items to be recycled, but one item that sometimes is forgotten is glass….