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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 www.catalogchoice.org/dashboard 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.

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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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