Empty cat litter buckets

@ElicBxn (60069)
United States
November 30, 2008 4:38am CST
Well, not really about cats, but the empty, but mostly clean, litter buckets.... I've posted the darn things on freecycle and I've seen others, but since we can produce 6-9 a MONTH, and the city doesn't seem thrilled to pick them UP! What else can we do. Used to be that the OTHER roommate would put dirty litter in them and we'd go to a friend's apartment and put them in her dumper, but these new ones don't have the easily removable lids and aren't easy to scoop dirty litter into. That means they are also not too good for mop buckets... They aren't really quite big enough to store projects in... So, what would you do with so many litter buckets?
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 Nov 08
I can't imagine why the city wouldn't pick them up.. we can recycle that here and we earn points for what we recycle than can turn them in for coupons for things. I suppose you could try something creative like painting them and using them/selling them as wastepaper baskets. lol
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
30 Nov 08
if the lids weren't so difficult, maybe I had a lady I picked up some stuff from Freecycle ask for 3 to put stuff for camping in. The lids work fine for that, but to have to pry the lids off every time for trash, I don't think so...
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 Nov 08
yea but for a wastepaper basket you don't really need a lid... just decorate the outside. like with paint and flowers or something and thats it...- pretty can!
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I'm not really sure what you could use them for honestly. I have not owned cats for a very long time and do not recall what these buckets actually look like.
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
30 Nov 08
well, I went to see if I could find the kind of box we are getting now, but the Sam's website still has the old kind, that we liked better.
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• United States
14 Dec 08
Can you recycle them?
@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
14 Dec 08
The city doesn't want them - don't know why, they are "1"s. However, after posting them on freecycle a lady who is a potter came and got them for her clay.
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• United States
22 Dec 08
I am so glad that you where able to get a home for them.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Planters? Bins for parts, sorters???
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
2 Dec 08
These don't have easily removable lids so they are out as planters.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
30 Nov 08
If I had them I would use them for my grandson's toys.. Donate them to the preschools for their toys and such...I can't imagine they would tell you no...They have limited space and the litter buckets stack.... I save the plastic coffee containers for the boys also..for puzzles or whatever....they stack so that is nice.. If I lived by you I would take them off your hands..
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I would hope that there are some on freecycle that will see my post... Humm, wonder if the lady that wanted some came to get them.
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30 Nov 08
Hi ElicBxn, No I wouldn't know what to do but don't the garbage man pick them when the pick the garbage up? I really don't know. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
30 Nov 08
The garbage men think the recyclers need to pick them up and, at least before the new method of recycling, they didn't want them.
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• United States
22 Dec 08
The regular bucket style are easy to get rid of. My sister and B-I-L use them to store tools, power cords and supplies for home improvement plus use one with lids to store stuff that doesn't get used often. If the opening is to small for refilling with litter I guess that wouldn't work. Around here there are large recycling bins posted in public lots around the communities. We are rarely more than a few minutes from one and can throw in any kind of recyclable.
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
23 Dec 08
We found a potter who is using them to store her clay. That works for all of us. The old style had many uses, but this new style with the hinged lids aren't as easy to reuse.
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