How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: My Zero Waste Log April 2016

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Two more kitchen garbage bags will make this bin full.
On April 30, in the big garbage bin in the garage, there are 2 kitchen-sized garbage bags and empty mulch bugs for our flower garden. Our kitchen garbage can is almost full. 2 more garbage bags will make this bin ready for the town dump.

For 2016 so far, here are our garbage expenses:

Total =$ 50.00 for 4 months of Garbage and Recycling Disposal: 

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How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: Frugal and Sustainable Style! My Zero Waste Home Log for January 2016

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1 bag of garbage generated in two weeks.

I just checked the garbage can in the garage since I last went to the Fairfield Town Dump, which was two Saturday’s ago. There is only one kitchen-sized garbage bag in it. Woo-hoo! The garbage bag in the kitchen is not even half full. Continue reading “How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: Frugal and Sustainable Style! My Zero Waste Home Log for January 2016”

DIY Foaming Hand Soap: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

During week 2 of The UN Climate Conference in Paris, I chose to write about 7 Frugal and Sustainable ways to reduce waste to coincide with the last 7 full days of the conference: How to Build Habits of Recycling, Benefits of a reusable mug, How to Create a Zero Waste Closet, Zero Waste Lunch Box, Zero Waste Kitchen, Zero Waste Bathroom, and Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags .

While I still have the goal of making my own toothpaste that everyone in my family will like, here is a DIY Bathroom Foaming Hand Soap recipe that moisturizes and smells great:  Continue reading “DIY Foaming Hand Soap: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

Leftovers Go From Yuck to Delicious: Simple Crustless Quiche Recipe from The Tightwad’s Notebook

In the true spirit of frugal living, I like to get the best value out of everything…including teeny bits of leftovers! Why throw anything out when you can make a homemade soup or crustless quiche?  Continue reading “Leftovers Go From Yuck to Delicious: Simple Crustless Quiche Recipe from The Tightwad’s Notebook”

7th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

One of the best parts of living in Fairfield is living near the water. The beaches along the Long Island Sound are enjoyable during every season of the year, especially summer, of course.

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How lucky indeed! This frame was a gift from Marilyn a few years ago. We share a love for the beach.

But in the last 3 – 5 years, I’ve seen an increase in the amount of trash that washes up on the shore, mainly plastic, a lot of it is some form of a plastic bag. According to data from the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanups, plastic bags are consistently in the top 10 pieces of trash collected on beaches around the world. Continue reading “7th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

6th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Changing One Thing at a Time for a Zero Waste Bathroom: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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Glaciers are melting, people!

When I see footage of glaciers melting and hear that farmers are worried about changing temperature patterns that affect their yields, I think, at best, climate change is real. At worst, I think it’s too late to do anything about it. “Game over, man…”  Continue reading “6th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Changing One Thing at a Time for a Zero Waste Bathroom: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”