04/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Old Hair Is For The Birds: They'll Use It For A Nest

Planet Green often has great tips on what to do with stuff you want to get rid of. Today, they offer up the idea of donating your hair. That's great, if it's long enough, but what about folks with shorter hair?

Well, they've got an idea for that, too:

If you have long enough hair, you could donate your hair to an organization like Locks of Love, but most people don't have 10 inches of hair to spare. You could also compost your hair. That's not such a bad idea, but it would probably go in the dry bedding pile. And you may not need much dry bedding depending on the amount of nutshells, leaves or junk mail you're composting.

A cooky way to keep your hair clippings out of the dumpster is by leaving it out for the birds. This sounds crazy, but birds will build nests with your hair. They will also build nests out of your pet's hair.

So what do you say?