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Valentine’s Aftermath – Time to Recycle!

bale of cardboard for recycling

Bale of cardboard for recycling, photo by Caryn

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day. Whether you were celebrating with others or alone your home may have cardboard and glass that used to contain chocolates and beverages. Keep the love going by recycling them. If you were neat and tidy and did not get any of the chocolates on the cardboard box that briefly contained them you may recycle that cardboard with the rest of your boxes. The accompanying photo is of the remnants of over 500 heart shaped boxes Junk King of Nashville hauled from a job. They were unused boxes. I had called to various PTOs and Girl Scout troops and they took the lion’s share which got upcycled into Mother’s Day presents a year or so back.

Girl Scout Cookie Time! There’s An App For That —

Cookie Pick Up at Opryland, photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Cookie Pick Up at Opryland, photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Girl Scout troops in Middle Tennessee and beyond took possession of cases of Girl Scout cookies this last weekend to fulfill orders and stock cookie booths this upcoming week. I went with our troop leader to be the case counter. There were two checkpoints and high security to gain entrance. They sure don’t to anything small at the Opryland. I felt like we were driving in a canyon of cookie boxes.

This week there will be cookie booths at local malls, grocery stores, and other fine establishments. Should you not know a local #cookieboss and need help finding the nearest cookie booths, there’s an app for that.

Seriously.

A Vintage Girl Scout Uniform & Recycling

The main council for the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is located on Granny White Pike in Nashville. There you can not only purchase a current Daisy, Brownie, or Junior Girl Scout uniform you can also take a step or two back in time to see the uniforms from past decades. We were happy to have the opportunity to donate a vintage 1960’s Girl Scout uniform to the Council for their collection earlier this year.

photo by caryn of a vintage 1960s girl scout uniform donated to council

Photo by Caryn of a Vintage 1960’s Girl Scout Uniform Donated to Council

When one of our customers has Junk King haul away clothing we sort the clothing into piles for donation to ThriftSmart and ATRS textile recycling. Proceeds from sales at ThriftSmart benefit other local non-profits (Mercy Children’s Clinic, New Hope Academy, The Belize Project, and African Leadership) and proceeds from ATRS textile recycling benefit MADD.

Every once in a while a special item comes through that needs to go elsewhere – like this vintage 1960s Girl Scout uniform. I sent a photo to our Troop Leader and she talked with folks at Council and they said to please send it along. I encourage any folks interested to please take a trip in to see the historical items at Council. It is a really neat collection.

 


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