annoyed that all my trash just goes into the trash can. It was probably one of the first points of
contention in our home after we got home from the honeymoon.
house and I had my rules at my house. I could
recycle at mine and they could do whatever they wanted in boy land on
Buckhead. But now that our home is the
same home, I want to recycle. (yes, I realize the silliness that this sounds
like a temper tantrum)
shoulders; my new town does not provide the ease of recycling of my previous city.
your own diligence to get the right things to the right bins, and I’ve been
known to make a Saturday trip to the city recycling bins part of my weekly
the only option, I’m kinda sad. There
are still a ton of things that I just throw away. Not only are our trash bins beyond over
flowing each week, I’m afraid I’m becoming a statistic.
the ENVIRONMENT in their monthly #NWArkCares campaign and it gave me the
perfect platform to share my rant.
night. And twice on the weekends. (smh)
most sad to throw away:
- packaging trash – with wedding presents galore and buying
new things to set up our home, I feel like all I do is cut tags off new things
and pull protective card board off corners. So much of that used to go in the
big black bin in my garage, the recycling one.
- walmart sacks – yes, I have one of those things that you
can shove bags into to store and reuse. But after 5 weeks, it’s already full to over
flowing…you can only keep so many plastic grocery baggies….
- water bottles – my Chris loves to have something to drink
in the car. And, you can’t blame
him. He is way better at getting his
daily water intake than I am, but we have water bottles all the time. And, all the other bottles – my naked juice, milk, condiments, so…many…things.
- boxes – we’ve been pretty good about getting this to spaces
where they can be crushed, but I have boxes of every size. And, it apparently takes the biggest box in
the distribution center to mail one throw pillow. I
know there are good reasons why there is so much empty air space in those
boxes and I’m sure Mr. UPS and Miss FedEx are thankful! (If you work for Amazon and are
reading this, could you get me the answer…seriously it baffles my mind with
“recycling center” in our community.
Word is its on the property of the county jail (that’s why I’m taking my
hulky hero with me the first time!). I’m
curious what drop off will be like so I can get me the proper bins to haul it
ways to keep a recycle can beside our trash can and it not look like trash city in the kitchen? Wondering if we can add in the extra steps to
make it all happen in the garage. Or, do you have tips for getting your hubby on board with recycling and changing habits?
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