Recycling Ideas for Formula Milk Cans

Hi, I am just wondering what everybody else does with a lot of empty formula milk cans?
Do you just chuck them into the bin? Recycling bin? Used it in a DIY project to make something?


Update 1: Adding Poll. Please suggest more options to be added to the Poll.


What have you done so far to your formula milk tin cans?

Poll Options

  • 0
    Normal Bin
  • 15
    Recycling Bin
  • 1
    DIY Gardening Pots
  • 4
    DIY Storage
  • 0
    DIY Others
  • 0
    Donate to Daycares
  • 2
    Sell them overseas

Comments

  • +1 vote

    A quick google of “formula milk can diy” shows a prople using them as pots for the garden (a herb garden would be cool) or a wall of little cubby’s for storage (either on their side or standing upright).

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      Yes there are a lot of DIY ideas but I have not found one that piqued my interest. I am looking for something that is also cost/time effective vs usefulness.
      Might try the gardening though but unsure if it can really support herbs to grow properly.

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        Lol “I’ve seen ideas but don’t like them”, sounds like you should just recycle them.
        But re: the herb garden: My friend recently made one out of old milo tins like this but they spray painted it

  • +1 vote

    They are recyclable (just like any other tin can) in my area, so I just put them in the yellow lidded bin.

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      Yellow? We don't have any yellow-lidded bins

      • +1 vote

        Recycling bin… and what colour is your recycling bin?

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          Probably purple or something down in Mexico…

          • +1 vote

            @John Kimble: If I remember correctly, when I was living in Vic, Wyndham council used "blue" lidded bins for recycling. But it is Victoria, so it could be anything.

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              @pegaxs: Blue where I am (for recycling).
              Different councils have different colours; some have more bins, some have less.

            • +2 votes

              @pegaxs: I’m in Fitzroy and our recycle bins have yellow lids.

        • +2 votes

          It is yellow here as well (Melbourne)

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    Kindergartens and daycares are sometimes keen for them - they make good drums, craft storage etc. You could see if your local ones are wanting any tins.

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      Other schools might be interested as well, they would be good for craft containers.

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    1. refill with plain flour
    2. sell to Daigou
    3. profit
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      You understand the daigou is just the person who sell it and obviously it s a baby who gonna drink it?!

      • +4 votes

        Yes, I am 100% aware of the ways my humour can be mistaken by people who take everything too literally.

        But adding water to flour was used as cheap glue back in my day, so I imagine the worst that could come of it is some spontaneous arts and crafts.

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      Came here to post this.

  • +3 votes

    Grandfather used to make money tins out of them. Cut a slot in the lid and either use them himself or give them out as gifts. When he passed, he had about 20~30 of these things in his shed, full of coins. So many 1 and 2 cent pieces.

  • +1 vote

    Huge string telephones.
    Kiddie stilts.
    Robot parts.

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      Huge string telephones.

      Eh? What is this? String and babies/young kids do not go well together.

      • +1 vote

        You would have to rule out the stilts as well then.

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          Oh, just realised I got this comment mixed up with the "gift for a 1 year old" post…now it makes sense
          I think I need to lay off this site for a while…

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            @John Kimble: Yeah, the day drinking has nothing to do with the confusion :).

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                @John Kimble: Went to a breakfast place called the Ruby Slipper, in New Orleans, and they had t-shirts that said “You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!”

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    Because i do my own car servicing i use them to for used car oil

    • -2 votes

      And let me guess, just throw them in the bin when you're done?

      • +1 vote

        No i take it to SuperCheap Auto

  • +2 votes

    Recycling bin as its all fully recyclable….now the bigger question is whether the council actually recycles them is another story

  • +1 vote

    I use it to store crayons, pencils and over craft things for my kids.

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    DIY home projects, storing things, plating flowers ?