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Old 04-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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What do you use for small trash bags? We finally made the switch and ran through all of the grocery bags from using them as trash bags in the bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. Now I don't know what to use in those trash cans. Should I just dump them into the kitchen garbage? Just wondering what you mamas are doing.

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

I don't use bags in the bathrooms. I just throw the "garbage" in the can, and then when it's full I take the can to the kitchen and sort out the recyclables and throw away any actual garbage in the kitchen garbage. If the can is dirty I let it sit with dawn and hot water.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

I don't use any bags either. The stuff I throw in there is usually dry stuff anyway...tissues, floss, tp rolls, etc. Most of it can be recycled so I'll sort it all out into the appropriate containers. Whatever can't be recycled goes into the kitchen garbage.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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We dont use bags either. Most either goes in recycling or compost when its time to empty it. The rest goes in the kitchen trash.
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

Like the previous mamas said - most of the stuff I toss in the can is dry so when the can is full I go through and pick out the recyclables. If the can is icky I spray it with vinegar and wipe down. Easy peasy!
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

I use reusable bags too, but occasionally there are none in the car (DH forgets to put them away) so we do sometimes have them. I know there are some mamas out there that make a reusable pail liner out of cotton or whatever with elastic to hold it on the can. Think pail liner minus the PUL.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #8
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

Sometimes I use the plastic bags that things come wrapped in like cereal or bread or rice. Mostly though, we just put the rubbish into the can and then decant it to the right bins later. If anyone is disposing of plastic dipes or plastic pads, I ask for them to be put straight into the outside rubbish bin (and offer them a cloth alternative LOL).
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

Thanks mamas! Seems like the logical thing to do. Now my only problem is I don't have any bags left to make plarn for the re-usable bag I was making! lol I think I'll be mooching off of friends :P
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #10
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Re: If you use re-usable bags...

This is a good post. It reminded me that we can compost most of the stuff that is in our bathroom can.Thanks!
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