Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull, Connecticut

Conservation Committee
Green Living Issues and Recycling
 
  
 
The Conservation Committee will address itself to
Conservation Projects, but it will also address green living issues.
Trumbull residents see new options for recycling in one container:
Trumbull Residential Single Stream Recycling
Nature Conservancy: Environmental Eco tips
 
Green Living Tips:
Natural pest control
•To keep away mice: Peppermint Oil on cotton balls left near openings or on shelves
•To keep away spiders: Lemon oil on cotton balls or wiped on window ledges and
around doorways.
•To keep away ants: Sprinkle cinnamon on area and brush into cracks where they are entering. Might try sprinkling around foundation
•Squirrels and cats do not like Cayenne pepper or hot sauce. Sprinkle some pepper in the bird seed..won’t hurt the birds and sprinkle pepper and sauce around the bottom of your feeder or on the pole..
•Use equal parts of sage, rosemary and thyme in a small sachet bag to keep clothes moths out of your closets.
•If you have a problem with wood peckers making holes in your house…make a six inch circle of wide duct tape with the sticky side out. Flatten it and have someone attach it to just below the hole. Woodpeckers will avoid the sticky surface.
Disposing of old medicine:
•Please do not flush old medicines down the toilet or the kitchen drain. Liquids can be sealed in a plastic zip lock bag and these bags of liquids and pills can be disposed of in the regular garbage. They will be burned with the garbage and not be released into the environment.
 
 
RECYCLING INFORMATION

Recycling tips:
Plastic lids or bottle caps should not be put in the recycle bin
•If you are using paper plates----consider Chinet Classic White or Hefty Basics---They decompose in less than five weeks.
•For "green" cleaning;
white vinegar, soapy ammonia, rubbing alcohol and baking soda can be use for most household cleaning.
•Good commercial brands do not contain bleach or phosphates and are biodegradable. A few good brands; Method, Greenworks by Clorox, Seventh Generation, Earthworm---no fragrance and Bon Ami. They are all available in grocery and Target stores.
 
Clothing
NO DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME
​AT THE COMMUNITY CHEST
BECAUSE OF OVERLOAD AFTER THE MAJOR FIRE IN BRIDGEPORT
THEY HAVE NO - NO - NO ROOM TO STORE FURTHER DONATIONS
AT THIS TIME
WILL ADVISE WHEN THIS IS LIFTED
Community Chest --475 Clinton Ave. Bridgeport 203-368-4291
•Children and adults: All types of clothing, shoes and accessories given free to clients of social service agencies.    
Summer clothes  April 15 to July 31 
                              Winter clothes  September 1-March 31
   
Dress for Success---    240 Fairfield Avenue  Bridgeport  333-6505 
   
•Women’s business appropriate attire, accessories and shoes…given free to graduates of training programs. Larger sizes especially needed. Must be clean, less that 5 years old and on hangers
Good Will and Salvation Army Outlets
•Children and adults All types of clothing sold to public
Mail Requests from these Service Organizations …these are reputable groups
•Request a pick-up; place items in bags and leave by garage door

Household goods

Community Closet---475 Clinton Ave. Bridgeport 203-368-4291
•Any household items: kitchen ware, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, linens, small appliances, accessories, games, books. Unsold tag sale items. Given free to clients of social service agencies.
Good Will and Salvation Army
•Dishes, glassware, small accessories sold to public
 
Furniture and Appliances

Good Will and Salvation Army 
•Accept only excellent condition items….no small spots or tears. Items sold to public 
Habitat Restore Store---1755 Stratford Ave, Stratford call 203-385-3436
•Good condition furniture, appliances, electronics, TV and audio, lighting fixtures, accessories. Items sold to public; proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity

Remodeling Discards

Habitat Restore Store---call 203-385-3436 for pick-up
•Cabinets, sinks, toilets, doors, whole windows, unopened paint, unused flooring and floor tile, 8 foot or longer PVC or boards with no nails. It is estimated that these stores keep 500 tons of materials out of land fill each year. Items are sold to public and proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.


Northeast Community Cycles 
Call or e-mail Ann Germano for pick up of bikes
Accepts all sizes and types of bicycles in usable shape. Bikes are refurbished, cleaned up and mechanically checked out. They are then given to underprivileged or needy children and adults to provide transportation and healthy exercise.

Recycle your empty eggshells:

Read a reminder that slugs do NOT like to slide over sharp edges so surrounding the stems of favored plants with eggshells will deter them. Bake the eggshells for 10 minutes to rid them of bacteria and then break them up before placing them around your plants.
When starting your seeds indoors, plant the seeds in the halves of eggshells, which are a good natural fertilizer. Crack the shells around the roots of the young plants when you plant them outdoors. If you want to revive an ailing houseplant, take some empty eggshells (an excellent source of calcium), dry them out in the oven and crush them into a powder. Add the powder to a small jug of water and then leave it for a day or so before pouring into the plant pots.


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