Wednesday, September 12, 2012
If Your Recycles Could Talk
Yes, this is the inside of my recycle bin. This was last week's contribution, and the bin was at least 3/4 full. This Spring we switched from the small green bins (we had two) to the large 96-gallon roll out bins.
With the smaller bins and were required to separate the recyclables, one box for papers and chipboard and one for glass, plastics and metals. Now we put everything in all together. If it is recyclable and will fit in the bin, you're good to go, and they are collected every other week.
I have always liked the idea of recycling. It's like protecting our planet from ourselves, which in turn is protecting us. So I am always happy to see the bins out on recycle day. They are covered now so that the contents are kept dry on rainy days, and your neighbors don't see what's in there. The evidence of who had the party last weekend is hidden. Your brand of soda and where you shop remain your secret, and no one knows if you didn't remove the caps from your bottles?
If your recycles could talk, what would they say about you?