Do you ever find recycling to be a pain?
Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:48 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:05 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:26 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:45 AM
Now, if I had to go back to sorting my recyclables at home, I'd be really annoyed...
Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:31 AM
I wish there were restaurants here that had bins. Sad really. I doubt any compost their food leftovers. Waste.
As for recycling everyday items, it's such a habit now, I couldn't stop if I wanted to.
And I've met some really nice people at the stores that have the bins on the parking lot; and no,
Amarillo doesn't have pickups. It's on us to drop it at locations.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:18 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:06 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:59 PM
When outside, I just bring home the plastic bottles I use and put it on a plastic bag too.
There is money on garbage so there are some who collect those materials that can be sold to a junkshop in the small garbage dump area in our community since there are those who would just dump their garbage there and not "conscious" if they could recycle or reuse. And every night, the rest of those thrash are collected by the dump truck.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:44 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:12 PM
I actually have the opposite issue. The first time I visited Vancouver, I was amazed at just how convenient it was to recycle. There were bins everywhere!! For where I lived, we didn't have bins anywhere and no pickup at our house either, so if I wanted to recycle, I had to gather everything myself and then drive a fairly long distance away to drop it off somewhere. Now that was a pain! I don't mind having to separate my tray into different categories because I love that they have the bins right there for me.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:25 PM
Where do you live at?
Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:24 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:25 AM
Is there anything else in that town/city for you? Our recycling center was that far away, too, so we'd just smash the cans, put them in bags, and store them in the garage. Then, we'd go to that town once every couple months for other things (like shopping at the big grocery store there, etc).
Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:32 AM
I highly recommend smashing them first because they take up a lot of room otherwise.
There are lots of ways to smash them to reduce space, like just by smashing them with your foot in the middle, and then smashing down each end to make them flat....or there are even can smashers you can hang on your wall. The easiest way we found was to actually just toss everything into a can and then every so often, line them up in the driveway and back over the rows, lol. Then scoop them all up and bag 'em, so they're nice and condense and don't take up much room.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:46 AM
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