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The Toilet Dilemma

  • Q: What do you do with a old white toilet?
  • A: I have no clue...


I'm trying my best to be as green as possible while remodeling my house. I have used as much salvage goods as possible. I'm on a first name basis with the guys at Construction Junction and try to be the Mayor of the recycling dumpster.

However, what do I do with an old toilet?

Yes, I can donate it for reuse but then I'm encouraging someone to use too much water every time they make sissy.  The toilet in question used 3.5 gallons per flush. That's 2 gallons more then the federaly mandated standard. I'm not the math wiz (pun intended) but that's a lot of water being wasted.

What to do? I did extensive rearch for options. I came up empty handed.

  1. I can't break it up to use for flower pot drainage but poo contamination is bad! I don't need Dateline NBC to be in my backyard with a cotton swab.
  2. While fashion forward, I couldn't make it work as a head piece.
  3. The only viable option seems to be turning it into a lovely flowerpot but my nebby neighbors might object.

So what did I do? I took it to Construction Junction to be reused. The donation attendant said that they were thinking about no longer accepting high flush toilets. Oh Crap! However, for now, I accepted the tax donation receipt and left my trouble maker behind. Now to deal with the two other water buffalos in my house!

- Jimmy

PS. What would you do with an old toilet? I'd love to hear your suggestions.