Monday, September 15, 2008

A little gift . . .

Late Friday, BigEd backed his car out and just missed the new recycle bin which the county had, in its wisdom, set in the paved area of the swale behind the parked cars. We are so pleased to get it as now we don’t have to separate recyclables.

No more toting and stacking the two, wheel-less, separate bins. Everything goes into the new bin which looks like a smaller, darker colored version of the county-suppled E-Z Go Trash Bin. Wheels go toward the house. Bins must be placed at least three feet apart. That’s all we have to remember.

If we are so pleased to have it, why are we still putting cans and papers in the separate bins which are so conveniently located in the utility room and just outside the back door? Are we lazy? Creatures of habit? Or are we out-waiting one another to see who will take the step of consolidating everything already separately recycled into the one receptacle?

I am taking no bets on this one . . .

4 comments:

Zeta said...

Wow, wait until I tell Mark you have your the big blue recycle bin can. Kinda like the the big blue computer? Just big. We wish we had ours, maybe next week. Wheels are wonderful for sensitive backs. The blue and green cans clash in color if you are into matching items for your home.

RANGER said...

Not so big, though. It's only 65 gsllons compared to 95 gallons for the E-Z Go trash bin. We have it half filled and have to wait until this coming Thursday for pickup. They will only collect recyclables every other week, in the future. We did get a calendar with the days for pickup marked plus a list of things they take and don't take. They should be delivering containers your way, soon . . .

ol Doc said...

We'un are restricted to tossing things into the landfill. Or the burn pit. It's kind of satisfying to sit back - hose at hand, watching stuff go up in flames. We just have to be careful not to set the giant pecan tree branch hanging over the pit on FIRE! Whoever planted the tree surely misjudged distance. Or, maybe it was the guy who dug out the pit. It was so many years ago, I guess nobody knew the tree would grow so big.

RANGER said...

We're inclined to plant things too close together, too. 'Cept for mango trees and that is another story.