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    I'm a recycle nut. I recycle every scrap of paper I can (drives me nuts to find paper in the trash can by DH's desk).

    That being said, I also recycle most of my scrapbooking paper refuse that can't be reused. I wonder if that's okay. I mean, it's still paper and can still be turned into pulp. What do you think?

    I toss the vellum because I don't think that's "real" paper, right?
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    Gosh I hope it's ok cuz I do too!
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    I recycle a lot too, but almost all my paper scraps (in the winter atleast) go into our wood stove. I still start a little fire each morning (even if it's in the 70's by afternoon) because it's in the 30s. Our only heat comes from our fireplace, so I save all my unusable scraps to help start the fire. Then I take the ashes and use them for my flower beds and yard.
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    I would think it would be just fine.

    Charys- I have NEVER thought about keeping my scraps for the fireplace. What a good idea. Randall's really bad about not leaving me what I need, so scraps would help a lot!
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    I wish we had a fireplace. We have a gas one but we never use it, and DH tried to light it for kicks earlier this winter and it wouldn't ignite. We've lived here 9 years and haven't used it at all.
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    i recycle cardboard boxes, but everything else, paper wise, goes into the fireplace. even newspapers and old bills (i love this part lol too bad it doesn't get rid of them!)
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    I take most of my scraps to school and let my students use them for art. My girls especially love to make things with them. It's nice to have when its too cold to go outside. I just keep a shoebox and fill it as I go.
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    Mine go into the fireplace too...all of our paper goes into the fireplace actually. I WISH that ours was our only source of heat though like you Charys.
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    I love my fireplace!! It's my favorite thing about winter. Something about keeping it going all day is cozy and romantic. But our winter only lasts for a month of two, so it is short-lived.
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    yep I put all my scraps into recycling. We recycle almost everything here. You can get fined if you throw it in the garbage. lol...so it was sooo crazy for me living in England and seeing people dump paper, pop cans, EVERYTHING into the trash and look at me like I was from mars when I asked where the recycling bin was lol
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