Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Eggcordion Crimes

[Is this thing on?]


[Yes, it's true. A whole village of chicks will never hatch.]

And dayum if we can't recycle these cartons anywhere around these here parts.

What to do, what to do...

Know any good egg carton art projects?

Alternative uses?

Chicken and egg jokes?

[So we eat a few eggs? So what.]

23 comments:

susie said...

That is a LOT of egg cartons!

We eat a lot of eggs around here, too. I save the cartons for our friends who keep chickens. They sometimes reciprocate with a dozen fresh eggs. Yum!

Major Bedhead said...

Freecycle?
A local chicken farm?
Lots and lots and lots of egg carton caterpillars?


Oh! There you go. Donate them to local preschools. Craft projects, paint containers, push-pin holders.

I is jeenius.

Lisa Milton said...

That's a mighty stack of egg cartons you got there.

(I'm allergic to eggs, so it's a bit of a wonder to me...)

You might try a preschool or church. I bet they would use them to store something.

thatgirlblogs (shelly) said...

we recycle ours, are we not supposed to? so confused...

LaskiGal said...

Try this . . . http://tinyurl.com/5bpdxx

Someone sure loves eggs!!!

Helena said...

give them to someone with chickens. or perhaps acquire a few chickens yourself! i love aracondas, because they lay green and blue eggs.

a few could be used to plant little seedlings. cut into individual cups and put a little seedling in each. once they begin to sprout, you can plant them, carton-and-all, into the ground. using all of those would mean a LOT of seedlings, though.

i am SO SURPRISED they are not recyclable in your area! here i put them in with the rest of our comingled recycling and they are happily taken away...

Queen Karana said...

Yep. Preschools or elementary schools - particularly the kindergarten class.

I would think that they would take SOME of them.

But yep, I too am surprised that your area won't recycle them.

But... and I guess I'm ashamed to admit it, but... if my area didn't recycle them, I would just throw them away. No way would I be hanging on to them. Does this make me a bad person?

I mean... I recycle everything I can. But I feel like I can only do so much...

nikisma said...

get on facebook and i will tell you.

Backpacking Dad said...

use them to line the walls of a hall closet and then you have a padded cell for those times when someone is being particularly crazy.

Patience said...

Dang!! How many eggs do you people eat?!???

Aprylsantics said...

Oddly enough, I was watching the "Science of Sleep" last night while drifting off to sleep myself and there was a scene that reminded me of the time my dad told me I needed to line the wall behind my stereo with egg cartons so that the bass from my constant Duran Duran music wouldn't drive them nuts on the other side. I never did it because I never collected all of those egg cartons. Where were you when I was sixteen?

So, the long answer to your short question might be to donate them to someone with a music loving/playing teen.

furiousBall said...

you could do one of those egg carton seed gardens. i did one with my kids and the girl really thought it was cool see the sprouts come up

Jodi said...

Holy crap that's a lot of eggs!

Gina said...

I don't remember where you live, so I don't know if you have people near you who keep chickens. Those that do would love to have free cartons. I would bet that they would even give you one back full. My FIL keeps chickens and it is always a struggle to find something to put them in.

Jill said...

I'm with the people who suggested you donate them to a local preschool. Look for a Head STart program in your community or something, or a church preschool. I'm sure they'd appreciate them and could come up with all kinds of cool ways for the kids to use them.

kittenpie said...

I would suggest a daycare or library would love to have them - or you can find gobs of egg carton crafts online.

Kyla said...

Oh, the EGGS!

justjuli said...

We collect egg cartons here at work and donate them to a local food bank. They recieve or purchase eggs in mass quantity (they come in the very large trays). Then the divy up those into the regular 12ct cartons for distribution to local families.

You may want to reach out to a local organization to see if they need them.

And school/preschool crafts also!

Regina said...

well. it's funny that you put this up because just yesterday I happened to be reading the INSIDE of my styro egg carton while waiting for a few to fry up. It says you can recycle 'em! You do however have to be somewhat committed, because you have to mail them to the company, spending your own dime & all. If you're interested, my lid says to go to www.polystyrene.com and you can also mail your big ol' stash to:

Dolco Packaging
1029 S. Columbia St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

OR

Dolco Packaging
2300 Raymer Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833

bzybead said...

cover a wall with them and then paint them. it will be way cool.

Robin said...

The art teacher at school uses them as paint trays.

Mandy said...

So I'm on the "collection" committee for my son's preschool. This month it's pine cones. Next month is egg cartons. Wanna ship those babies up to Vancouver by any chance?

Rachael said...

Yes, you can make turkeys out of them. In fact, 12 turkeys per carton. then you load up the turkeys with some candy corn and that's Thanksgiving table favors taken care of.

I live in England. Ours are largely cardboard. They get recycled.

Also, our eggs are in the flour and sugar aisle. They are not cooled. They last longer.

Make the turkeys. turkeys are fun.