what do you do to emoty bottles at home?

bottles - for sale
Philippines
May 29, 2009 4:08am CST
we do have lots of bottles at home. these are bottles emptied from soy sauce, vinegar, sodium benzoate, mineral water, juice drinks, soda drinks, perfumes and supplements. every Thursday, people collect bottles from every household and exchange the bottles just for cents. not all bottles can be sold. these people just pick up some and the rest are still left in our house. i stock them up in a sack and now it's almost full. can you suggest ways on how could i possibly dispose them off?
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@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
30 May 09
The beautiful shape and colors I made them as flower base. While the others I sell them to the recycling station. It's so wonderful to do. Keep my house clean and beautiful.
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• Philippines
30 May 09
i also do the same.hey brad pete, please see my blog maybe you'll find something helpful there.thank you for responding.happy my lotting.
• United States
29 May 09
If there is any kind of glass plant close to where you live you can take them in to be recycled. It is easier if they are crushed,but they are really heavy when they are broken up as the container will hold a lotof broken glass. It also has to be sorted by colors. If it's all clear that's really helpful. That's the only thing I know to do with them other than if there is a recycling bin at a parking lot that will take glass (most don't!) close to where you live.
• Philippines
30 May 09
thank you so much for the good suggestions.they're only taking the transparent ones. i don't know why they are not taking the colored bottles and those that have unique shapes.maybe i'll try to ask next time. i wasn't there when the truck arrived.
@xarex777 (468)
• Philippines
29 May 09
My mom use to collect empty bottles from our house then put them into a sack.. then collectors here buy the bottles from 50 cents to 2Php each piece.. I'm surprised in your area that only 10 cents per kilogram and that's very cheap.. One sack of empty bottles here can make up to 150Php..
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• Philippines
29 May 09
wow, that's amazing. i just hope i could bring my bottles there in your area.
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@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
29 May 09
In my country,we can sell our empty bottle or old paper and newspaper.We make money from its.I know it is funny but we sell all our bottle without count it should or not be sell.Maybe the buyer doesnt care about it.Thank you.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
they don't count it here piece by piece. they have it in kilograms. every kilo is worth 10 cents in our currency.just too little to buy a candy.that's why i stock them in piles so that the money earned from them can be bought candies and pens and give it to little children.
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@chillpill90 (1937)
29 May 09
i normally put them in a recycle bin that we have here or if i need them i rinse them out and keep them so i can reuse them.You could take them to a recycling centre if there is one near you.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
there is no recycling center in our area. it is some kilometers away and i find it so heavy to deliver them and just receive cents. the garbage collectors don't also visit the place that much.poor governance here.
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@djvirus (40)
• India
29 May 09
recycle them or use them for cooking something or storing something or cut them and put some snazzy design as a show piece.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
29 May 09
Here in the UK we recycle all types of bottles.We also have recycle bins near shops.We have plastic bottles that get recycled seperatly from the glass bottles.We also have bottle bins that recycle each colour of glass bottle for example the green go in one the brown glass bottle in another and the clear glass in another.I wait until i have a box or two full of bottles then i take them to get rid of.
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• Malaysia
29 May 09
I think best way is recycling it. I buy cans and bottles out of my desperate need to quench my thirst so before I knew it, i already have a lot of bottles and cans at my home. WHat I do is use it to store drinking water but it gets too crowded so I had to dispose some of them.
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• India
29 May 09
I put it in dustbin if it is of no use or otherwise i put some cooking requrement in it.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
30 May 09
i have lots of those too, i keep them all, when we still have that much money i give it to the garbage collector, they pass by our place twice a week. now that we dont have that much money i keep it and sell it at the junkshop, we go directly to the junkshop because they pay higher for those than those vendors going house to house asking for bottles and plastics. the highest payment i ever received from a junkshop from all the bottles and plastics and cans we bought there was 300+ pesos.
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@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
30 May 09
Glass bottles are saved to put other things in; home made tea, spices, leftover grease for frying things in later, etc. Plastic's saved for putting water in for travel, or else cut up to make pots for plants. We prefer not to throw anything away and there's not alot of recycling programs around here (and not many people like to buy them around here, I'm sad to say).
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• China
30 May 09
I'm used to put some food like beans, suggar, flour in the empty joice bottles, they are good containers for holding these.
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@aikhong (664)
• Malaysia
30 May 09
I see, maybe you can try to look for areas for recycling, or recycle bins to dispose those bottles. It's better that to recycle it than just dump it into dustbins. For me, i'll usually throw them into recycle bins or sell it to those people collecting bottles. Or perhaps, you can try to think of any thing you can do with the bottles. Reuse them if possible? hehe..i myself don't have much idea what ew can do with those bottles, but i think you can get some useful information on the internet. Cheers!