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 Post subject: Trash
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:58 am 
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Start to get rid of as much trash as possible now. I have repackaged alot of my preps into ziplock bags getting rid of boxes (pasta , Rice mixes )I cut the directions off and put them into snack size ziplocks and put them into the bags
LOTS of garbage bags, with strong ties, and a place to store the stuff for 3 months+.

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When you are about to go into isolation, cast your eye around for stuff that could become potential garbage such as newspapers, excessive food packaging, etc. and get rid of what you can then. Cancel your newspaper subscription if have one.

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If you have a blender, you could try using it to liquify your leftover food scraps and then flush the liquid down the toilet.
Have some alternatives to paper towels such as reusable sponges and cloth products. Consider buying some cloth napkins if you use paper napkins now. Reusable cloth handkerchiefs would also cut down on the amount of your paper garbage.

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crush the cans-Rinse with rain water
compost food waste and recycle now
Metal Trash Can- Use this for burning trash

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Put all your extra plastic grocery bags in a garbage bag and use the brush attachment to pull out air and reduce size of garbage bag for storage. The brush attachment helps keeps the plastic bags from blocking the air flow. Source: http://planforpandemic.com/viewtopic.php?t=3479

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If normal services are interrupted, trash is a serious urban health danger. If you don't take care of it, the rats and flies will, and you won't like that. The primary rule is: Be careful what you throw away and how you throw it away. "What ya do with what ya got" is a traditional saying that bears remembering. People can respond creatively to disruptions of normal supplies and services. When you begin to think of your trash as less of a disposal problem and more of a useful resource, you're getting to the point.
Start by throwing away less stuff. Bottles and cans have other uses once they have been emptied; food and shredded paper can be composted. If stores are closed, you'll find uses for cans. Sort what you throw away; a big problem with recycling is the practice of mixing different kinds of trash. Don't mix wet and dry trash! You will create a stinky mess that will be attractive to flies and rats. Keep toxic items such as spray paint cans separate. Don't put disposable diapers in with other trash. Separate it, bag it, stack it, and cover it with a tarp so it can't get wet.

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Compost the wet trash. Mix shredded dry materials (such as newspapers, leaves or sawdust), wet and green trash (lawn clippings, kitchen/garden scraps -- no meats or fats -- and dirt. Keep this compost heap covered with dry material, and slightly damp. If it starts to stink, you probably need to add more dry material or dirt. As the compost rots, it generates heat. You can capture some of this heat as hot water by running a garden hose through the compost heap(s).

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Don't put disposable diapers into latrines, compost heaps, or bury them in the ground. If trash collection is disrupted, switch to cloth diapers. Disposable diapers in a disaster situation are a disaster in and of themselves. They can't be burned (institutions can be fined for burning them in their trash incinerators). If you bury them, you could end up digging up your entire yard and you will have a backyard full of diapers that will never decompose. Bag and stack them if you must, but cloth diapers are actually less hassle than fly-infested bags of smelly "disposable" diapers. Feminine pads and tampons should be buried or burned.
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If disruptions of trash collection are prolonged, you may be tempted to organize the burning of trash, but this should be done in conjunction with public authorities such as fire or police departments. Be pro-active in organizing your neighborhood to take care of its trash. Don't wait for the flies and the rats to start working on it. Think of your community's trash as a resource that can be used to help people get through tough times
Source: http://www.justpeace.org/printhygiene.htm
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Originally posted by Raccoon , Avain Flu Talk
http://www.avianflutalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=964

Remember that trash will also be a problem....you don't want to put your food wrappers out on the curb and advertise that you have food! So any repackaging you can to to conserve space and have items ready for cooking is a good idea.


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 Post subject: Getting Rid of Trash
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Survival Sanitation: Disposing of Garbage Off-Grid
http://tacticalintelligence.net/blog/survival-sanitation-disposing-of-garbage-off-grid.htm

Image In a SHTF situation, proper sanitation is of utmost importance if you want to keep your family from getting seriously sick. When you add to that a lack of medical facilities due to grid-down issues, staying healthy becomes even more crucial.

In this series I discuss the skills you need to avoid getting and spreading disease, and how to deal with waste and trash when your town and city services are no longer working. --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Trash
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:24 pm 
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A Heaping Pile of… What to do With Garbage When SHTF
http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/heaping-pile-of-garbage-shtf/

Trash causes health and environmental problems. Trash that isn’t disposed of properly can cause the spread of disease and release toxins into the air and our water systems. In fact, The Plague was caused by garbage pile-up. Unsanitary conditions in the streets due to trash attracted flea-invested rats. The fleas then bit humans, resulting in the deaths of 25 million people.

The average person in the United States produces nearly five pounds of trash a day. Certainly, we take our weekly pick up service for granted. We bag our trash, throw it in a city-provided bin, take the bin to the curb, and no longer think about it. In the case of a total collapse, what would happen if we weren’t confident city services would ever be restored?

What is one to do with all that trash? --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ----


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:38 pm 
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Getting Rid of Trash Safely
http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/A_Community_Guide_to_Environmental_Health:Getting_Rid_of_Trash_Safely

Whatever cannot be reused, recycled, or composted should be gotten rid of safely. Some people say burning trash is best. Others prefer to bury it, to avoid the smoke produced by burning trash. The fact is, both of these ways of disposing of trash have problems.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:43 pm 
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A Community Solid Waste Program
http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/A_Community_Guide_to_Environmental_Health:A_Community_Solid_Waste_Program

Once a community has a shared understanding of the problems caused by waste, it can take steps to solve these problems, starting with projects that best meet the community’s needs and abilities.

A complete community solid waste program would include all of these steps (find more about each step on the next few pages):

  • Reduce the amount of waste created, especially toxic products and products that cannot be recycled.
  • Separate wastes where they are made to make them easier and safer to handle.
  • Compost food scraps and other organic wastes.
  • Reuse materials whenever possible.
  • Recycle materials and organize for government and industry to develop community recycling programs.
  • Collect, transport, and store wastes safely. Respect and pay fair wages to the people who do this work.
  • Safely dispose of all wastes that cannot be reused or recycled.
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