Magazines and Catalogs

New Ideas for Magazines and Catalogs:

Are you the kind who saves every issue of This Old House or Architectural Digest? When the pile of glossies on your nightstand gets too tall, use them elsewhere.

  1. Store extension cords & Christmas LightsSecure a rolled-up magazine with tape, then wrap an extension cord around it to keep it from tangling.
  2. Line a pond: Before adding a liner, place a thick layer of magazine pages over the surface of the excavated area to keep rocks and roots from puncturing the liner. (Newspaper works, too.)
  3. Keep glass paint-free: Who needs tape? Before painting window muntins, wet the edges of magazine pages and press them onto the panes, edges against the muntins. After painting, the paper peels off easily.
  4. Protect work surfaces: Line your worktable and the floor beneath it with magazine pages for easy cleanup after a messy job.
  5. Wrap a present: Why pay for gift wrap? Recycle colorful pages from old magazines instead.
  6. Improvise an end table: Stack magazines inside a cardboard box, seal the box with tape, and then glue magazine pages, fabric, or wallpaper to the outside.
  7. Line your drawers: Use heavyweight magazine pages to keep drawer bottoms clean.
  8. Use as a trivet: Slide a magazine under a hot pot or dish to protect your tabletop.
  9. Make boot trees: Roll up a couple of magazines and put them inside tall boots while they dry.
  10. Elevate a plant: Potted plant too short for a planter? Pile magazines at the bottom of the planter, and put the pot on top.
 source: This Old House

Proper Disposal

Residential Curbside Collection

Fixed Collection Facilities

  • Elkhorn Fire Station
  • Blaine County Recycle Center (110 Ohio Gulch Road–Bldg 1)
  • Ohio Gulch Transfer Station (110 Ohio Gulch Road)
  • Carey Transfer Satiation (1675 South 1800 East, Carey)
  • West Magic (4200 North 900 East, Buhl)

Add Your Business:

If your business reuses, recycles or safely disposes of an item that is on the A to Z list, or an item you feel should be on the A to Z list, complete the attached Vendor Application Form and e-mail it to:

Add a New Material:

If there is an item that you would like to see added to the A to Z list, e-mail the name of the item to: We will do the research to see what local disposal options are available.