I'll spare you all the exciting details of why and how I recycle. Its not that interesting to be honest. But I will tell you that last spring I made an announcement to The Captain. I said, "Remember this day. 40 years from now, when they are digging me and my 80 cats out of the trash heap that has become my home, know that today was the day it all started." That was the day I started collecting jars. Well, not really collecting jars, but stripping the labels off them with mineral spirits, washing them, and saving them to use for other purposes. I figure reusing pefectly good jars will keep me from using some disposable plastics - keeping those plastics out of the landfills, the oceans, and little birds' bellies. My Grandma Millie would be so proud. :)
Anyhoo this pickle jar is a nice place to store some m&m's from a bag that I really was not trying to open.
This peanut butter jar makes a nice home for bacon grease. (I wait until its cool before I add it to the glass jar.)
I love this little guy for making salad dressings.
An old pepperoncini jar (I have LOTS of these) is a great vessel for beans that I use when I blind bake pie crusts.