Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Today's Green Tip

Wash out bottles, cans and jars before recycling them. 

Leaving food remnants in your recyclables runs the risk of contaminating the rest of the recycling, which may force the whole lot to be thrown out.

Tip - For those pesky peanut butter jars that don't seem to ever come clean. Fill it up with hot water, add a couple drops of dish soap (I use Dawn dish soap... of course) screw the lid back on and shake. Let that sit for a couple hours in the sink. When you go back, give it another shake and pour out the water, the jar will be recycling ready.


  1. Or just give the jar to your resident doggy. They love it. With my old dog I would let him at it for a while, and then cut in half for him, as his tongue could get reach the bottom when the jar was whole.

    1. That is a great idea actually! Rocco loves peanut butter.