Hartlepool Borough Council

Waste Not Want Not

Useful Hints & Tips - Tins and Glass

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Here are some interesting ways to use aluminium foil, wine bottles and glass jars:


  • Cleaning your BBQ grill
    Scrunch up a piece of foil and use to clean your grill, it cleans just as well as a wire scrub brush.
  • Sharpening Scissors
    Layer about 8 pieces of foil and cut through them with your scissors - your scissors will now be sharp again!


  • Table Decorations
    Put candles in the top of wine bottles to make pretty table decorations. 
  • Storage
    Use glass jars to store all your screws and nails in. Then when you next need that particular nail, instead of scrubbing around in your toolbox, you will be able to find it a lot quicker.

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