Coffee Cans and what you can do with them!

@saw2207 (1363)
United States
June 2, 2009 3:22pm CST
How many ways can you recycle a coffee can? For one I use it in the kitchen as a holder of scraps as I am cooking! I line it with a plastic bag and I keep it near the sink to hold kitchen scraps and peelings. Instead of walking back and forth to the garbage I can make one trip to dump all the scraps at the same time. I also covered the can in pretty contact paper which is pretty durable and the can is kinda pretty for such a handy thing to have! I also use one near my work area where all my portal wires are. Like my cell phone and laptop chargers. Its a great way to get those cords in and out in a very manageable way. Again I contact papered it and even put a pretty ribbon on the top and bottom to complete it. So MyLotters, what are you doing with your old coffee cans?
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@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
2 Jun 09
Now I can't work this out yet - how big are your coffee cans? I never have coffee in anything that big so I'm just wondering what sort of coffee it is and how liong does it take you to empty one of those cans?
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I think folgers and maxwell house have containers that are a pretty good size, mysd. I know some coffee comes in those packages, that look like foil boxes!
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@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
2 Jun 09
So would that be the 'instant' type of coffee where you just add boiling water?
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I use Chock full of Nuts and the size is a net wt 3 oz (1.1 kg) :)
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I throw away all my coffee cans in the trash for the repose man, except keep one as my "penny" piggy bank.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
4 Jun 09
and do you throw all your pennies from MyLotting in it :))) maybe next time you have one to give to the respose man (does he make special visits for these) you can give him a few of these great MyLotter tips of what to do with them! The respose man?? Ha . . new vocab word for me today . thanks lampar!
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I probably should say "dump surfer" instead of repose man, because i used to see a guy searching for all these trashes in my area whenever the bin is full, looking for metal cans or scraps for recycle.
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@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I guess you dont live in NY lamp . .cause some people here actually spend all their days walking around looking for cans .. each one is worth a nickel . .so I guess if you have a big black trash bag full of cans it would equal a days worth of postings around here :)
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I use them for pouring grease in instead of poring it down the drain where it might clog it.
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
2 Jun 09
THATS A GOOD IDEA TOO! im going to use all of these ideas. thsis is a good discussion!
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Good one marty3888 . .I almost forgot about that one. This is one though that I do leave under the sink and dont bother making it pretty . . Thanks for the post! Happy MyLotting to you..... :)
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
2 Jun 09
weve always used them for coins...just spare coins here and there...we had about 20 dollars after about a year...so its not a bad idea....lol
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Great idea! I never know what to do with all the coins that accumulate! And what a great idea for when you have the can filled it all the coins can be transported to one of those counting machines so easily. I think I am going to keep the top and slice a little insert for the coins on this one. Thanks britt_200
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
2 Jun 09
lol thats EXACTLY what we do!!! lol im definitely stealing your idea!!! so thanks to you too!
• United Arab Emirates
2 Jun 09
That are really nice ideas, although I'll use my red bull can instead :) I just recycle them. I put all cans in one bag, all glasses in another. I also have for paper and for plastic. And the last one is for anything else. I know it takes space, but you don't know how much I'm proud of myself doing that. But I think I'll do the can near the sink thing. It looks nice.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
2 Jun 09
angelmokka not only does it look nice. it is so convenient to have it there. Once you have it there you will wonder how is it you never had one there before! Good for you in recycling!
@mhagskier (323)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
I never have my coffee in can, a brewed coffee is what i take. But if i have that can i'll have them and collect and sell them to the junk shop then i had my money now. Can trade with mOney, it's really great. Haha
• United Arab Emirates
2 Jun 09
Hmmm, that's a nice idea. I wish we have junk shop near my house.