2015

What to do with old electronics?

Every year, electronics companies release a new generation of their “flagship” devices.  Maybe you’re waiting for the new MacBook or iPhone.  Maybe it’s time to upgrade your desktop or laptop.  Maybe your device is just broken beyond repair.  While most of our electronics find new a new home through Craigslist or eBay, there comes a time when every piece of…

Repurposed Wine and Beer Bottles Add Decorative Spirit to Your Home

Maybe you’ve recently had a party or guests over for dinner and now your recycle bin is overflowing with beer and wine bottles.  It’s great to recycle them but these empties can be used for a number of quick DIY design projects for your home and garden too. Bottle Serving Platter/Spoon Rest If you have access to a kiln, this…

Service Update – Ralston Route Map

Effective the week of March 30, 2015, this is the new Route Map for Ralston. The reason for the change?  Papillion Sanitation is constantly looking for ways to provide timely service and optimize our routes to reduce our environmental impact. If you have any questions, please call 402-346-7800 or contact us.

Eat More, Waste Less – What Do the Dates on Food Mean?

In our culture of grocery stores and easy food access, we rely on food manufactures to let us know when the items we purchase will ‘expire.’  While simple enough in theory, what do the dates stamped onto food items really mean?  No one wants to get sick because they ignored the stamped date, but it is not wise to throw…

Upcycling Sweaters

Winter is upon us, which means sweater season!  Do you find that you have a few old sweaters that you are not wearing?  Pull those sweaters off of the bottom of the shelf, and upcycle them into something useful and fun.  Here are some ideas for upcycling old sweaters to get you started: Sweater pillow:  This is a fairly simple…

Why Recycle

The term recycling is one that has become familiar to most everyone in the past few years.  We know that old things can be turned into new things and that the less garbage we produce, less waste needs to be handled at the landfill.  Here are some interesting statistics on the use of resources, and how they affect your daily…