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Things You Didn't Know You Could Compost | Alabama Sawyer

Things You Didn't Know You Could Compost

If you’re at all interested in gardening and composting, then check out our Noaway Counter Top Compost Bin, and read...

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Environmental Glossary | Alabama Sawyer

Environmental Glossary

-A- Abatement: Reducing the degree of or completely eliminating pollution. Acid: A corrosive solution with a Ph of less than...

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What NOT to Compost | Alabama Sawyer

What NOT to Compost

Composting is a great way to generate fertilizer for your garden. That said - ensure you’re not composting materials that...

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5 Environmental Holidays | Alabama Sawyer

5 Environmental Holidays

Most people reading this will know about and love Earth Day, so you’re probably aware that it’s celebrated around the...

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Cities with Great Composting Programs | Alabama Sawyer

Cities with Great Composting Programs

Composting is a simple and easy way to be more eco- conscious, but did you know there are different ways...

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Wood vs Timber vs Lumber | Alabama Sawyer

Wood vs Timber vs Lumber

 WOOD: Wood refers to the hard substance that trees are made from.

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Alternate Compost Bin Uses | Alabama Sawyer

Alternate Compost Bin Uses

Our compost bins are great for compost, obviously, but we love it when customers find alternative uses for our products....

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Tree Identification Apps | Alabama Sawyer

Tree Identification Apps

I downloaded three different plant/ tree identification apps to assess and compare the effectiveness of each one. Constraints I could...

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Lead Time | Why Is Our Lead Time So Long?? | Alabama Sawyer

Lead Time | Why Is Our Lead Time So Long??

Lead Time: "the time between the initiation and completion of a production process." One question we seem to get a...

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Why Does My Compost Pile Stink? | Alabama Sawyer

Why Does My Compost Pile Stink?

There are a number of reasons why your compost pile might smell bad. Thankfully, there are some easy fixes when...

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Dad | Alabama Sawyer

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Dad

Have you ever been completely stumped on what you should get your dad for the holidays? Did you put off...

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How to be Low Impact at Home | Alabama Sawyer

How to be Low Impact at Home

We all know about the importance of being low impact whenever possible. That’s why I’m going to give a few...

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Urban Wood Vs Traditional Wood | Alabama Sawyer

Urban Wood Vs Traditional Wood

We at Alabama Sawyer use urban wood instead of traditional wood. But what are the exact differences between urban wood...

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Mountain Brook Red Oak | Alabama Sawyer

Mountain Brook Red Oak

In April of 2017, the large Red Oak in front of Mountain Brook City Hall was cut down due to...

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Decorating Tips Using Wood Furniture | Alabama Sawyer

Decorating Tips Using Wood Furniture

Decorating Tips Using Wood Furniture Wood is something that you can use as home décor. It can be converted into...

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Different Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles | Alabama Sawyer

Different Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles

If you’re at all invested in recycling glass in Alabama, you’ve probably noticed that there’s not a lot of places...

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Famous Alabama Trees | Alabama Sawyer

Famous Alabama Trees

In case you couldn’t tell, we at Alabama Sawyer love trees. Specifically urban trees from the south. That’s why all...

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Packaging | Alabama Sawyer


We at Alabama Sawyer love it when companies package products in recyclable materials, especially if those companies have environmentally friendly...

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How is Wood Graded? | Alabama Sawyer

How is Wood Graded?

Since we at Alabama Sawyer use urban wood instead of traditional wood, our lumber isn’t graded traditionally. That said, the...

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Getting To Know Us: Cliff Spencer | Alabama Sawyer

Getting To Know Us: Cliff Spencer

A while back I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Cliff Spencer about the specifics of the work...

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Salvaged Wood vs Reclaimed Wood | Alabama Sawyer

Salvaged Wood vs Reclaimed Wood

Salvaged Wood: Wood that was never cut into lumber or used for construction.  Reclaimed Wood: Wood that was previously used in the...

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Announcing Scratch and Dent Items | Alabama Sawyer

Announcing Scratch and Dent Items

Imagine for a moment one of our cutting boards has just been completed and packaged, ready to be shipped off to its...

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Composting Without A Garden- What's The Point? | Alabama Sawyer

Composting Without A Garden- What's The Point?

1. Collect compost for a curbside compost program that will take your compost. Similar to trash collection programs that collect once...

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Why Compost? | Alabama Sawyer

Why Compost?

There are tons of reasons to start composting. Here are just a few reasons to give you the motivation you...

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