Friday, June 6, 2008

378 down, 1622 to go...

378 people have signed up for curbside recycling. if you are not one of them, read this post and do the fun experiment noted below!

some people get caught up on the $6 monthly fee. i think of it like this: $6 per month is a small price to pay for someone to come to your house, pick up your trash, sort it out, and make it into something useful. it also helps make the world a more healthy and clean place for you and your children to live.

by the way, the approved program allows you to mix all your recyclable materials together.

still unsure? try the following experiment. for the next day or two, put aside everything you would normally throw away that is found on the following list. at the end of the day (or two), look at what you have put aside and visualize the volume of material you could recycle in a week, a month, a year.
if at that point you are not racked with a horrible sense of guilt every time you toss a cereal box or empty soup can in the trash, i'd say you have no conscience and are too hardened for me to ever persuade.

PAPER
Brochures
Catalogs
Computer Paper
Envelopes
Junk Mail
Magazines
Newspaper
Note Paper
Office Paper
Shredded Paper Rolls
Wrapping Paper
Cardboard (flatten or cut)
Cereal Boxes
Food Boxes & Cartons
Gift, Shoe & Tissue Boxes
Paper Bags
Paperback & Telephone Books
Paper Egg Cartons

PLASTICS
Plastic Containers #1-7
Plastic Cleaning & Laundry Bottles
Plastic Food & Juice Bottles
Plastic Bags
Milk Jugs
Soda Pop Bottles
Water Jugs & Bottles

METALS
Aluminum Cans
Aluminum Disposable Plates & Pans
Metal Jar & Bottle Lids
Steel Cans
Tin Cans

happy experimenting!

2 comments:

liz said...

You are the most convincing person in the world!!!!! It's a good think you always try to influence me to do good things - like buy a mac, adopt a child, sign up for recycling. It seems like I always end up doing whatever it is you persuade me to do!! You are GOOD!

Mark & Jill said...

You are hilarious. Of course I will sign up.