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Recycle Dryer Lint

How to Recycle Dryer Lint Into Useful Home Hacks

February 16, 2015

Odds are you’re aware that you need to clean the lint out of the lint trap every time you use your dryer. In fact, you should really hire a dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta done on a semi-regular basis. Trapped lint can be a fire hazard, after all. However, what do you do with all that lint? Most people simply toss it away. Why not recycle it instead by finding a use for it? The following are a few examples of how you can reuse your lint:

  • Recycle Dryer Lint

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    Use as a fire starter – You remove lint from your dryer and you invest in dryer vent cleaning in Atlanta in order to avoid fires from starting. However, you can use your lint to help start a campfire or as an alternative to lighter fluid for your outdoor barbecue grill. You can even use it to help light a fire in your fireplace. The tighter your roll up your lint, the longer it will burn.

  • Use as padding – If you need to send something through the mail, such as a cd, then lint can be used to help pad the item so that it won’t crack or break. This way, you don’t have to purchase specially padded envelopes.
  • Use as compost – As long as the lint is from natural fabrics, such as wool or cotton, you can add it to your compost pile. Don’t add the lint if it’s from synthetics as this type of lint won’t compost.
  • Use as clay – Believe it or not, you can turn your dryer lint into clay! You’ll want to collect three cups of lint. Soak it in a saucepan filled with two cups of water, then add one cup of flour and stir it until it is smooth. Cook the mixture on low heat, making sure to stir constantly. Once it forms peaks and holds together, pour the mixture onto several layers of newspaper and let it cool. You can then use it like a clay to model it or press it into a mold.

Use these tips to reuse your lint, and contact us at Daffy Ducts for more information on duct cleaning.