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Can You Recycle Styrofoam?

Posts by Monica Mayhak

September 15, 2021
Can You Recycle Styrofoam?

Table of Contents What are Styrofoam Materials Used For? What is Styrofoam? Is Styrofoam Toxic? Styrofoam Food Containers Styrofoam and Landfill Waste Styrofoam and the Environment Effects of Styrofoam Materials on the Environment Is Styrofoam Recyclable? The Process of Styrofoam Recycling Complications with Recycling Styrofoam Materials How to Safely Dispose of Styrofoam 1. Find a […]

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September 7, 2021
How to Dispose of Antifreeze

Table of Contents Is Spilled Antifreeze Toxic? Dangers of Ethylene Glycol Hazard Effects of Antifreeze Symptoms of Antifreeze Exposure Environmental Impacts of Antifreeze Disposal How to Dispose of Antifreeze Safety Steps Disposal of Antifreeze What Not to Do with Old Antifreeze Safety Precautions 1) Don't Pour Antifreeze Down the Drain 2) Don't Pour Antifreeze Outside […]

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August 31, 2021
How to Fix Sagging Gutters

Table of Contents Why Do You Have Sagging Gutters? Maintaining Your Gutters Diagnosing the Problem Fixing Your Gutter System Tools Needed 1) Fixing Gutter Hangers 2) Replacing Gutter Spikes 3) Changing Brackets What If You Still Have Sagging Gutters? Your gutters are your first defense against water damage to your home's foundation. When they are […]

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August 24, 2021
How to Dispose of Batteries

Table of Contents What is in a Battery? Battery Types and How to Dispose of Them 1. Alkaline Single-Use Batteries Safely Dispose of Them in Your Trash 2. Rechargeable Batteries Rechargeable Battery Types Recycle Rechargeable Batteries 3. Car Battery Recycle Your Car Battery Ways to Reduce the Need for Battery Disposal 1. Buy rechargeable batteries […]

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August 17, 2021
How to Dispose of Old Paint

Table of Contents Why is there so much old paint in our homes? How to Get Rid of Used Paint Let Used Paint Dry Out Before Tossing Use a Paint Hardener Take Your Old Paint Back to the Retailer Bring Your Paint to a Household Hazardous Waste or Recycling Facility Near You Recycle Your Paint […]

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August 10, 2021
How to Dispose of Tires

Table of Contents Why Do Tires Require Special Disposal Properly Dispose Tires Recycle Tires at Recycling Centers Reuse Your Old Tires Sell Tires Still in Good Use What Not to Do with Tires Don’t Throw Old Tires in the Trash Don’t Litter or Illegally Dump Your Tires Don’t Burn Your Tires Final Thoughts on Tire […]

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August 3, 2021
How to Replace Gutters

Table of Contents How Much Does it Cost to Install Gutters? How Do You Save Money on New Gutters? Remove Gutters Yourself Installing Gutters Yourself Tools Required Materials Needed How to Install Gutters Step 1: Measure First, then Set Layout Lines, then Install Downspouts Step 2: Cut Gutter Sections to Length Step 3: Connect Gutter […]

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July 27, 2021
How to Measure Without Measuring Tape

Table of Contents Measurements Based on Common Objects Measurements Based on a Dollar Bill and Coins Measurements Based on Your Body Hands Arms Feet Other Measuring Tips Without a Tape Measure Laser Measurement Device Use Strings Use Paper Final Thoughts The Trick is Getting the Most Accurate Measurements, But Don’t Expect Exact Dimensions There are […]

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July 20, 2021
How to Dispose of a Mattress

Table of Contents What Happens to Old Mattresses? How to Get Rid of Your Old Mattress Drop Off at a Recycling Center Sell Your Used Mattress Donate or Give Away Your Used Mattress Break Your Old Mattress Down Use a Bulk Waste and Junk Hauler for Mattress Removal Plan for Scheduled Municipal Large Waste Pickups […]

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July 7, 2021
How to Install Step Flashing on a Roof

Table of Contents Prevent Water Damage with Step Flashing How to Install Step Flashing Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Roof Flashing 1. Using Too Many Nails to Install Roof Flashing 2. Letting the Siding Touch the Roof Surface 3. Installing Flashing in One Continuous Piece 4. Reusing Old Flashing During Roof Replacement 5. Installing […]

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