Great Ways To Reuse Common Items In Your City

Shipping container to guest house conversion by Poteet Architects, USA, 2010. Images by Chris Cooper source

We all know how important it can be to recycle the products we use these days. Indeed, that is why so many people separate plastics from food waste when throwing out the trash. However, sometimes it’s possible to recycle other items you might find in the community. The ideas on this page are just designed to point you in the right direction. Keep your eyes open, and you are sure to discover many more recycling opportunities.  

Shipping containers

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As the infographic shows, shipping containers have potential. Once they are retired from duty, most are broken down and turned into something new. However, you could use them in their current state if you’re smart. That would help to save a lot of energy while still creating the same outcome.


Truck tyres


You only have to perform some basic research online to see that truck tyres are fantastic. You could use them for flower beds in your garden, or create a seating solution. There are many different ways you can recycle this product, and there is lots of information online. Just do some reading.


Railway sleepers


Railway sleepers are very cheap to purchase online. That is because there aren’t many companies can do with them in their used state. Even so, you could utilise the sleeper for many different applications. Again, you could build seating, but you could also use them to create steps and more.



Now you know how easy it can be to recycle those items, there should be nothing standing in your way. Start helping the planet today, and your grandkids are going to thank you when they reach maturity.

We all need to do our bit to reduce waste and save the earth.


This post has been contributed by Matty

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