We at Removejunknow.com recieve many calls daily about cleaning up eye soars around their property; Which is great for us, however, majority usually still gets taken to the landfill. Besides cans, bottles, metals, and other various items that we can recycle, we still cant recycle; Toilets, Milk Jugs, Alcohol Bottles (aside from bottled beer), most wood, bags, casset tapes, vhs, dvd, TIRES (IS A HUGE ONE) and so on.
If you want to do your part in recycling, and turn an eye sore into a work of art; here are some idea's to get you going; it could be fun for the whole family. Its not what you have, its what you do with what you got that takes ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY
Rubber Tire Paradise
You can do some amazing things, like make a wishing well, planter boxes, or even an animal play ground for the kids or grand kids very simply. If you like what you see, i've researched the how-to for you.
Outhouse/"In-House" Compost of a toilet
Compost heaps are a great way to recycle your green waste into nutrient rich soil to cut costs on expensive bag soils, and to have a truly, organic garden, and knowing whats in the soil. If you know whats in the soil to which you sew the seed, the seed will absorb whats in the soil, and grow. We eat the plant that grew from the seed, and we absorb the nutrients of the plant into our bodies. So yes; its important as to what chemicals are in the soil; i prefer ZERO chemicals.
If you know what you put in your body from start to finish, we can avoid toxins, chemicals, and terminal illness because we dont really know what is in our soil. Most of us dont even know what farm their produce came from.
We have all seen the standard flower pot toilet. How cool would it be to transform that toilet to a compost heap?? Makes more sense doesn't it...
Now here is the funny part, i started research on compost heaps made out of your bathroom toilet, and i received a bunch of out-house ideas. Now that's not where i was going with it; but i've included some interesting information on the subject since i was there.
My idea, however, i haven't found it yet on the internet, but my guess is to use the toilet as a double Decker storage container. small ceramic spaces is best for compost heap breakdowns for smaller yards. That is all you really need is a SMALL container (in this case we use both tiers of the toilet), Drill a hole or two in the side for drainage, line the bottom of the toilet with gravel, top soil, and some worms. 2 inches thick gravel, 3 thick soil, and add some worms for decomposition. Put down the top lid, and the bottom lid, and now you have two different compost heaps you can add egg shells, banana peels, ect. I've included compost heaps do's and do not's for both outhouse and non-human fecal matter approach.... If you decide to make an outhouse, make sure you also build a cover, and check out the 8 ways to stink free.
yes, you can do hydroponics with plastic and with glass. that process is quite difficult to explain, and i have to save it for a different time. To get you started on research however, i have included the link.
Other Plastic Wonders
Self contained or self watering plants are ideal for a busy life style, but for those who want to enjoy their own fruits and veggies (Or herbs) of their labor, without too much labor.
Items such as plastic bottles make EXCELLENT mini greenhouses for sprouting plants, especially hard to grow plants such as spinach and cabbages, which require more controlled climates.
Dont forget if you dont know how to get that perfect cut; here's a wonderful way so you can do this at home. I would not recommend any minors or children doing the glass projects.