Tag Archive: Recycle materials

Drop boxes

Charity pickup boxes
File Photo KDG

Thrift boxes are about the city and are convenient to drop off recyclables like kitchen were and clothing. This Value Village box is at the Pharmasave corner of Coutlee and Voght in Merritt. There is an other foundations,

(diabetes) boxes in the parking lot of Railyard Mall near Coopers.

You can save the environment a little to-day by dropping off your recyclable clothing and kitchen ware today when you go shopping.

On this Day: July 26th 1936

Edward the 8th dedicates the Vimy Memorial, before his abdication.


Pallets are money

Wooded pallets for moving beer are made from oak. Photo KDG

Wooded pallets for moving beer are made from oak.
Photo KDG

Sources says that pallets can cost about 85 dollars a piece and that one supplier of brew in kegs may have a thousand of them. That’s near 6 figures in capital. the one for moving beer kegs are made of Oak. Oak is cut in the province of Quebec here in Canada.

Toxic to some:

The leaves and acorns of the oak tree are poisonous to cattle, horses, sheep, and goats in large amounts due to the toxin tannic acid, and cause kidney damage and gastroenteritis. Additionally, once livestock have a taste for the leaves and acorns, they may seek them out.[clarification needed] Symptoms of poisoning include lack of appetite, depression, constipation, diarrhea (which may contain blood), blood in urine, and colic. The exception to livestock and oak toxicity is the domestic pig, which may be fed entirely on acorns in the right conditions, and has traditionally been pastured in oak woodlands (such as the Spanish dehesa and the English system of pannage) for hundreds of years.
Acorns are also edible to humans in processed form, after leaching of the tannins. source Wikipedia

Oak is used because of it’s strength and the prestige of its name, often in furniture and trim in expensive buildings. Pallets can be a valuable source of recyclable material.

Make a Relationship with Local Business People You Deal With on a Regular Basis Over the years, I’ve chatted up more than my share of produce department managers. Yes, part of this friendliness was totally self-serving. I was looking for empty cardboard boxes for a household move, and then in later years, to move the kids to college. The same approach can work for pallets. If you are looking for a specific type of pallet, and you are a valued customer, good things can happen. You should understand, however, that some reusable pallets have to go back to suppliers. These may be rental pallets that are the property of those companies, or other reusable pallets that must be returned. Many shop operators, however, have pallets they will happily give away if it is not too much of a hassle to segregate them for you./p>  source:http://recycling.about.com/od/Scrap_Theft/a/Five-Great-Places-To-Find-Free-Or-Low-Cost-Pallets.htm


Today in history: November 13th 1986
Kevin Bridges Scottish comedian and actor born.

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