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Red oracal 651 scrap, any way to recycle?

Discussion in 'Think Green!' started by hookandbook, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. hookandbook

    hookandbook Member

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    I go through miles of this stuff weekly but in my area the only major recycling set up does paper, cans and plastic bottles and wants nothing to do with my red vinyl. I feel bad just tossing it, is there not a better way? I am from northern California near Sacramento and would even pay to dispose if I knew it was being recycled.
     
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  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Anything you do with it, from recycling, burning, explosion, or merely tossing it in the trash will have absolutely no effect on anything or anybody. That being the case, do the easiest thing.
     
  3. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Send all your scrap and $20 to Bob. He'll make sure it's dealt with properly.
     
  4. m_s_p

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    Can you give it to a schools art department? I remember in intermediate school we had bins and bins of small scrap colored vinyl. We did a lot of projects with those scraps. :) I give cases of scrap paper to the elementary school in my area and they have brought a few good projects my way.
     
  5. weaselboogie

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    Thats what I was thinking , but I'm wondering if this is already weeded vinyl.
     
  6. hookandbook

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    Explosion sounds like the most fun.

    Thanks for the advice guys. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking something that you guys with the bigger shops do everyday. When customers see the huge sticky balls of weeded material they are usually surprised at the amount of waste and it got me thinking this AM.
     
  7. Border

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    I get what Bob is saying...so you donate it to a school and the kids make neat little 'things' with it. Then bring it home. Mom and Dad hang onto the hideous 'thing' for a while out of shear guilt, then eventually throw it right into the same landfill you were trying to avoid in the first place.
     
  8. westpointsigns

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    I usually give it to the local Sunday schools for the kids.
    I also give them left over magnet pieces.
     
  9. boxerbay

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    BRILLIANT!!! If Bob won't accept it I will!
     
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