The Toilet Dilemma
- Q: What do you with a drunken sailor?
- A: Shave his belly with a rusty razor.
- 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.
- 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.
- While fashion forward, I couldn't make it work as a head piece.
- 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!
PS. What would you do with an old toilet? I'd love to hear your suggestions.