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  1. #21
    Ophelia Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    news:4f6b84fc$0$7400$[email protected]..
    > On 3/22/2012 3:39 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >> "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote

    >
    >>> I have a built in garbage can cabinet and another can under the sink
    >>> that is hardly used, I could put reclyclables in there. But I have a
    >>> large can in the utility room to collect cans and bottles. They only
    >>> pick up once a month in my town.

    >>
    >> We do have collections for rubbish and recyclables, but I hate the bins.
    >> We take all our rubbish directly to the trash/recycling unit ourselves,
    >> whenever we need to.

    >
    > I do take recycling with me if I'm headed in that direction. But it
    > defeats the purpose for me to drive my stuff across town to be green,
    > know what I mean?


    I know what you mean, but for me, not having the bins hanging around is a
    big plus for me
    We each do what makes us happiest eh?

    --
    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


  2. #22
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "spamtrap1888" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > can for the kitchen?
    >
    > We bought a lovely forest green enameled steel Made in Canada step-on
    > can from Williams-Sonoma over 15 years ago, but it is finally coming
    > apart. (Back when Williams-Sonoma carried fairly priced everyday items
    > along with the top-dollar stuff.)
    >
    > The company -- KCO Metal of Quebec -- is either defunct or out of the
    > housewares business (they also made step stools, bread boxes, etc.)
    >
    > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > recyclables?


    I can't recommend a trash can. The one I have is kind of suckish but it is
    the right size for my small kitchen.

    For recyclables (ours don't have to be sorted), I have a tall recycle bin
    that is thin. It is the same kind used in many hospitals. I got it online.



  3. #23
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Mar 22, 3:57*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:17:34 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > >can for the kitchen?

    >
    > >We bought a lovely forest green enameled steel Made in Canada step-on
    > >can from Williams-Sonoma over 15 years ago, but it is finally coming
    > >apart. (Back when Williams-Sonoma carried fairly priced everyday items
    > >along with the top-dollar stuff.)

    >
    > >The company -- KCO Metal of Quebec -- is either defunct or out of the
    > >housewares business (they also made step stools, bread boxes, etc.)

    >
    > >If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > >cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > >bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > >recyclables?

    >
    > I gave up on trash cans years ago, they smell and I tired of scrubbing
    > them. *I have two cup hooks high up (where my cats can't reach) at the
    > door from my kitchen to my garage where I hang plastic bags, one for
    > recyclables, one for paper scraps... the trash cans are in my garage a
    > few steps on the other side of that door, where I dump the bags as
    > needed. *I don't generate a lot of trash. *I have a compost pail by my
    > sink for food scraps, and many food scraps get tossed into my back
    > yard for the critters to dispose of. *For deposit bottles/cans I use a
    > large leaf bag in my garage (in fact it's time to redeem). *I wouldn't
    > consider a step-on trash can in my kitchen, it's enough I have
    > wastepaper baskets in my bathrooms and office... not to mention three
    > super size cat litter pans.



    What do you do with dirty litter? Mine ultimately goes out with the
    regular 'trash' which in my house consists of food scraps. I know
    there is supposed to be flushable litter, but I would never dare. I'm
    on city sewers, but still.....

    What about bones?


  4. #24
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Mar 22, 3:59*pm, James Silverton <jim.silver...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On 3/22/2012 3:51 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > > On Mar 22, 2:17 pm, spamtrap1888<spamtrap1...@gmail.com> *wrote:
    > > You could hang that bag from a nail inside the sink cupboard door, for
    > > aesthetic purposes. *I've seen holder for those too - a little wire
    > > affair for small trash bags.

    >
    > I have a reasonable sense of smell so I don't want too large a container
    > for trash but, even then it must have a lid so I don't have to see the
    > contents. A foot pedal reduces the marks from dirty hands.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)
    >
    > Extraneous "not" in Reply To.


    The cat litter pail takes an 8 gallon trash bag. The lid I can flip
    up in a trice. The problem is fruit flies - so I have to use those
    separate little bags - like just now, I prepped dindin and into a
    small bag wens shrimp shells, asparagus bottoms, some onion and garlic
    scraps, and a tomato core.

  5. #25
    Goomba Guest

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    On 3/22/12 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > recyclables?


    I walk my recyclables from my kitchen, through the mudroom to the door
    to the garage. In the garage next to the door are two tall round buckets
    (the kind birdseed or industrial stuff comes in) and I toss them in
    there. I don't even have to enter the garage, just toss from the open
    door. My trash recycling company doesn't' require me to separate the
    items, but I tend to anyway. Paper in one, plastics and aluminum in the
    other. Sadly they don't pick up glass.

  6. #26
    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > recyclables?


    Here we received plastificated (sp?) fabric bags from the Townhall: white
    for plastics, green for bottles and cans and blue for paper, we divide trash
    into these three bags and the rest goes in the "generic" bag, then when we
    get out we bring these bags to their same-colour bins, with the generic
    being metal-grey. Some areas also give you a small brown trash can for
    "organic" trash such as that from cleaning vegetables, meats, cheeses and
    such, and in the streets there's also the brown bin for this trash.




  7. #27
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    On Mar 22, 2:30*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    >
    > news:4f6b7999$0$26870$[email protected]..
    >
    > > On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    >
    > >> Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > >> can for the kitchen?

    >
    > a 5 gallon bucket can probably be had for free, and you can step on the
    > trash to make room for more.


    New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    a buck 2.98.

    N.

  8. #28
    Krypsis Guest

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    On 24/03/2012 1:37 AM, Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Mar 22, 2:30 pm, "Pico Rico"<PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    >> "Nancy Young"<replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:4f6b7999$0$26870$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    >>
    >>>> Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    >>>> can for the kitchen?

    >>
    >> a 5 gallon bucket can probably be had for free, and you can step on the
    >> trash to make room for more.

    >
    > New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    > a buck 2.98.
    >
    > N.


    If you have a bakery near you, check them out for free buckets. The
    icing confection and other similar substances they use in bulk come in 4
    or 5 gallon buckets with snap on lids. The one near us, part of a
    supermarket, tosses them out in the rubbish. What a waste of perfectly
    good buckets! The daughter of a friend used to work in the bakery as a
    part time job and snagged us a heap of buckets. The UV resistance isn't
    too hot but if you keep them out of the sun they will last for years.
    They are a lot more solid than the cheap rubbish you pay good money for
    at hardware stores nowadays.

    --

    Krypsis

  9. #29
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:47:18 +1100, Krypsis <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 24/03/2012 1:37 AM, Nancy2 wrote:
    >> On Mar 22, 2:30 pm, "Pico Rico"<PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    >>> "Nancy Young"<replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    >>>
    >>> news:4f6b7999$0$26870$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    >>>>> can for the kitchen?
    >>>
    >>> a 5 gallon bucket can probably be had for free, and you can step on the
    >>> trash to make room for more.

    >>
    >> New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    >> a buck 2.98.
    >>
    >> N.

    >
    >If you have a bakery near you, check them out for free buckets. The
    >icing confection and other similar substances they use in bulk come in 4
    >or 5 gallon buckets with snap on lids. The one near us, part of a
    >supermarket, tosses them out in the rubbish. What a waste of perfectly
    >good buckets! The daughter of a friend used to work in the bakery as a
    >part time job and snagged us a heap of buckets. The UV resistance isn't
    >too hot but if you keep them out of the sun they will last for years.
    >They are a lot more solid than the cheap rubbish you pay good money for
    >at hardware stores nowadays.


    Home Depot and Lowe's sell very nice contractor buckets in designer
    colors for less than $3. I get all the buckets I want whenever I buy
    cat litter; rectangular with lids and strong.

  10. #30
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    On 3/23/2012 10:47 AM, Krypsis wrote:
    > On 24/03/2012 1:37 AM, Nancy2 wrote:


    >> New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    >> a buck 2.98.


    > If you have a bakery near you, check them out for free buckets. The
    > icing confection and other similar substances they use in bulk come in 4
    > or 5 gallon buckets with snap on lids. The one near us, part of a
    > supermarket, tosses them out in the rubbish. What a waste of perfectly
    > good buckets! The daughter of a friend used to work in the bakery as a
    > part time job and snagged us a heap of buckets. The UV resistance isn't
    > too hot but if you keep them out of the sun they will last for years.
    > They are a lot more solid than the cheap rubbish you pay good money for
    > at hardware stores nowadays.


    Or ask someone who has a pool, I wind up with a few every year.

    nancy

  11. #31
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:17:34 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > can for the kitchen?
    >

    No
    >
    > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > recyclables?


    My city recycles and they give us an inside bin and an outside bin
    (actually several for various types of recycling). We can just throw
    all the "inside" recyclables into the "blue bin" and they sort them
    out at the recycling center.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  12. #32
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    In article <d69ee036-a10c-4f33-b56b-
    [email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > On Mar 22, 2:30*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > > "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    > >
    > > news:4f6b7999$0$26870$[email protected]..
    > >
    > > > On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > >
    > > >> Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > > >> can for the kitchen?

    > >
    > > a 5 gallon bucket can probably be had for free, and you can step on the
    > > trash to make room for more.

    >
    > New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    > a buck 2.98.


    They're free if you buy something that comes in a five gallon bucket.
    Bird food, soap powder, garden fertiliser....

    Janet

  13. #33
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    On Mar 23, 4:18*am, "ViLco" <villi...@tin.it> wrote:
    > spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > > recyclables?

    >
    > Here we received plastificated (sp?) fabric bags from the Townhall: white
    > for plastics, green for bottles and cans and blue for paper, we divide trash
    > into these three bags and the rest goes in the "generic" bag, then when we
    > get out we bring these bags to their same-colour bins, with the generic
    > being metal-grey. Some areas also give you a small brown trash can for
    > "organic" trash such as that from cleaning vegetables, meats, cheeses and
    > such, and in the streets there's also the brown bin for this trash.


    How do you store these bags for use in your kitchen? Don't they take
    up a lot of room?

  14. #34
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:06:50 -0000, Janet <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <d69ee036-a10c-4f33-b56b-
    >[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> On Mar 22, 2:30*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    >> > "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    >> >
    >> > news:4f6b7999$0$26870$[email protected]..
    >> >
    >> > > On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >> >
    >> > >> Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    >> > >> can for the kitchen?
    >> >
    >> > a 5 gallon bucket can probably be had for free, and you can step on the
    >> > trash to make room for more.

    >>
    >> New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    >> a buck 2.98.

    >
    > They're free if you buy something that comes in a five gallon bucket.
    > Bird food, soap powder, garden fertiliser....


    And paint.

    Lou

  15. #35
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:06:50 -0000, Janet <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <d69ee036-a10c-4f33-b56b-
    >[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> On Mar 22, 2:30*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    >> > "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    >> >
    >> > news:4f6b7999$0$26870$[email protected]..
    >> >
    >> > > On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >> >
    >> > >> Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    >> > >> can for the kitchen?
    >> >
    >> > a 5 gallon bucket can probably be had for free, and you can step on the
    >> > trash to make room for more.

    >>
    >> New 5-gallon buckets aren't free anywhere around here - usually around
    >> a buck 2.98.

    >
    > They're free if you buy something that comes in a five gallon bucket.
    > Bird food, soap powder, garden fertiliser....


    I buy cat litter in buckets... can also buy various buckets for cheap
    at Lowe's, I like these:
    http://tinyurl.com/7vlbu8u
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_374517-1152-...7C1&facetInfo=

  16. #36
    ViLco Guest

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    spamtrap1888 wrote:

    >> Here we received plastificated (sp?) fabric bags from the Townhall:
    >> white for plastics, green for bottles and cans and blue for paper,


    > How do you store these bags for use in your kitchen? Don't they take
    > up a lot of room?


    Yes they do take a lot of spaces, each bag occupies about 2 square feet of
    floor. I have put mine under a table so they don't get in my way while I'm
    in the kitchen.




  17. #37
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 3/22/2012 2:17 PM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > can for the kitchen?
    >
    > We bought a lovely forest green enameled steel Made in Canada step-on
    > can from Williams-Sonoma over 15 years ago, but it is finally coming
    > apart. (Back when Williams-Sonoma carried fairly priced everyday items
    > along with the top-dollar stuff.)
    >
    > The company -- KCO Metal of Quebec -- is either defunct or out of the
    > housewares business (they also made step stools, bread boxes, etc.)
    >
    > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > recyclables?


    For recyclables I use a 5 gal plastic pail and empty it daily. Gets all
    my cat food and other cans, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and
    occasional glass bottles.

    For trash I have a tall trashcan with a motion sensor lid. No stepping
    needed. Not particularly expensive either.

  18. #38
    Storrmmee Guest

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    dh and i discussed this the first night he was home, he either needs a foot
    opener or a motion sensor, any reccomendations welcome. Lee
    "spamtrap1888" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > can for the kitchen?
    >
    > We bought a lovely forest green enameled steel Made in Canada step-on
    > can from Williams-Sonoma over 15 years ago, but it is finally coming
    > apart. (Back when Williams-Sonoma carried fairly priced everyday items
    > along with the top-dollar stuff.)
    >
    > The company -- KCO Metal of Quebec -- is either defunct or out of the
    > housewares business (they also made step stools, bread boxes, etc.)
    >
    > If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > recyclables?




  19. #39
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    please talk more about the motion sensor can, i solved the litter issue by
    going to the breeze litter system, Lee
    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Mar 22, 3:57 pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:17:34 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >Do I really need to spend over a hundred dollars for a step-on trash
    > >can for the kitchen?

    >
    > >We bought a lovely forest green enameled steel Made in Canada step-on
    > >can from Williams-Sonoma over 15 years ago, but it is finally coming
    > >apart. (Back when Williams-Sonoma carried fairly priced everyday items
    > >along with the top-dollar stuff.)

    >
    > >The company -- KCO Metal of Quebec -- is either defunct or out of the
    > >housewares business (they also made step stools, bread boxes, etc.)

    >
    > >If I had to pay top dollar, I'd look at the combo trash/recycling
    > >cans. Right now we hang a grocery bag from the doorknob, to hold wine
    > >bottles, yogurt cups, tomato cans, etc. What do people do for their
    > >recyclables?

    >
    > I gave up on trash cans years ago, they smell and I tired of scrubbing
    > them. I have two cup hooks high up (where my cats can't reach) at the
    > door from my kitchen to my garage where I hang plastic bags, one for
    > recyclables, one for paper scraps... the trash cans are in my garage a
    > few steps on the other side of that door, where I dump the bags as
    > needed. I don't generate a lot of trash. I have a compost pail by my
    > sink for food scraps, and many food scraps get tossed into my back
    > yard for the critters to dispose of. For deposit bottles/cans I use a
    > large leaf bag in my garage (in fact it's time to redeem). I wouldn't
    > consider a step-on trash can in my kitchen, it's enough I have
    > wastepaper baskets in my bathrooms and office... not to mention three
    > super size cat litter pans.



    What do you do with dirty litter? Mine ultimately goes out with the
    regular 'trash' which in my house consists of food scraps. I know
    there is supposed to be flushable litter, but I would never dare. I'm
    on city sewers, but still.....

    What about bones?



  20. #40
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Need kitchen trash can recs

    On Apr 30, 11:59*am, "Storrmmee" <rgr...@consolidated.net> wrote:


    Lee,
    You have directed this question to the wrong person. I know nada
    about motion sensor trash cans.....

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