Tubs of trash: cans, glass bottles, plastics, paper and more nestled in bins that are stacked in the back of the Jeep with no place to go! Our recycling center has announced that they will no long accept our tub of mixed product that is typical of single stream. Rather, they will concentrate on paper, buying aluminum and other metals that are more profitable. You can still drop off paint, TVs and appliances for a charge.
So no matter how hard you try to keep the environment clean, it always boils down to money. They were not making enough on single stream.
This means we will try and take our tubs to the next town, if they will allow us to use their facility. It also means we now have to sort everything which would not be bad if we had only a single tub but we are taking at least three large tubs. If this center won't let us in, we'll have to think of another plan.
We stopped our trash pickup long ago since we recycled about 90% of our trash. We burned paper (kleenex, paper towels, food packaging) in the incinerator which left us to deal with jar lids and light bulbs. Why they make us purchase these special handing light bulbs without recycling areas, I have no clue. They just end up in the trash.
I suppose we will have to talk to the trash man and see about getting service again. This means hauling our trash down to the main road and the empty cans back up the hill that night. If you put plastic bags down there the strays and woodland animals tear it up,
unless you keep any food product out. That is a thought.
So, as well meaning as we have been, we may need to change our approach.
It's a shame.