The Midwest heating season is about to start, and you might wonder what to do with the empty pellet bags. In the middle of the coldest part of winter, you might be using a bag of premium wood pellets per day to heat your home. And those hardwood and softwood pellets come packaged in plastic. Let’s look at some creative ways you can use the bags you’re left with during heating season:
- Save for trash can liners. A pellet bag fits a kitchen trash can well.
- Use for collecting yard waste. You might not need them in the middle of winter, but find a place to stash the bags for spring cleanup.
- Recycle. Check with your local recycling place or a bag drop-off at the store to see if they take this kind of plastic.
- Save the bags for spring. When you order your spring supply of mulch from Hay Creek Companies, cut the bags so they lay flat, and use them as flowerbed liners to prevent weed growth under the mulch.
- Make Plarn – Cut the bags into strips and make yourself a ball of plastic yarn for use in all sorts of plastic knit and crochet projects. Learn how here.
- Scoop the Litter Box – You’re probably using a plastic bag already, so you may as well RE-use one instead.