One of the things that lands up in landfills is non-biodegradeable toilets, toilet seats and urinals. As disgusting as that might be there are tons of ways that a person can reuse toilets. So what do you do?
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- There are at least 19 Million Toilets in California alone
- Over 7 Million toilets go into Land fills a year
- Ways to Reuse or Recycle Toilets
- Toilets from 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model that uses between 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush. Newer, high-efficiency toilets use less than 1.3 gallons per flush — that’s at least 60 percent less water per flush! (EPA, 2008)
- If just 1% of American homes replaced an older toilet with a new WaterSense labeled toilet, the country would save more than 38 million kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough electricity to supply more than 43,000 households for one month. (EPA, 2008)
- Fireclay Tile has been reusing Toilet Seats and making them into tiles
Top Ways To Reuse- Recycle- Repurpose Toilets
1. Donate to Habitat For Humanity
2.) If you have a vintage toilet, you check with local architectural salvage company
3.) Call local waste management company to see if they recycle- toilets are being crushed to use in concrete for sidewalks and roads.
4.) Try selling or giving away sites YinYango, Giving Away, Craigslist
5.) Make A Waterfall- Why buy a fountain, when finding toilets are free!
6.) Perfect for container gardening, grow plants and veggies in your toilets.
7.) Crush up and put into concrete for driveways and garden paths
8.) Crush up and use instead of rocks for the yard or to make mosiacs
9.) Make Art= This was done for Eco Art Day (for more pictures)
10.) The toilet seats can be a unusual medium for art and becoming more common.
11.) The tank and the bowl, can be remade into a drinking container for animals
12.) Garden or House Decor (go to www.fencefence.com) www.fencefence.com/stories/toilet-fence.html
13.) Bury and make into a pond
Other toilet ideas
- Toilet Museum
- The Art Museum Toilet
- History of The Toilet
- Toilet Seat Art Museum in San Antonio Texas