More tips for recycling catalogs

November 08, 2008|By LEIF E. GREEN

I have several things on my mind this week. First, I was elated to see that someone reads Leif E. Green. I got an e-mail from Herald-Mail reporter Julie Greene that a reader had called in about an earlier article I wrote about reducing the number of catalogs in your mailbox.

The reader suggested instead of calling each catalog (my suggestion) to go to Web site and they would remove your name from any catalog mailing list you wish. I got on the Web site to see how it works.

If you have a computer, I think the Web site would work fine, but it looks like it might take the same amount of time as calling it in - you still have to type in the customer number and code from each catalog. So, to me, it's six of one, half a dozen of the other.

But the good thing is you now have a choice of how to get rid of those unwanted catalogs from your mailbox. Thank you, reader, for calling in your suggestion.


Recycling motor oil

Another thing on my mind is my previous article on recycling your used motor oil. I failed to mention where in Washington County you can recycle it.

Bring your used motor oil (and used antifreeze, too, by the way) to:

· Forty West Landfill, 12630 Earth Care Road; open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday

· Dargan Convenience Store, 2201 Dargan School House Road, Sharpsburg; open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

· Hancock Convenience Store, 6502 Hess Road, Hancock; open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

· Greensburg Convenience Store, 13125 Bikle Road, Smithsburg; open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday

· Kaetzel Convenience Store, 2926 Kaetzel Road, Knoxville, Md.; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday

I hope this information helps. Keep recycling.

Great size, less filling

And the last thing on my mind: I love the new, smaller-sized Herald-Mail newspaper.

I'm not sure what the editor's original reasons were for doing this, but I would imagine he is saving a lot of trees, wouldn't you?

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