Today is Tuesday – recycling day in my neighborhood. Why do I call it “recycling” day instead of “trash” day? Because for the last seven years I have lived in my neighborhood, I have put out four recycling bins every week – minimum.
The community I live in requires that you pay for trash pick up, while recycling pick up is free. From a money-saving standpoint, it simply does not make sense to put your recyclables in the trash.
What is the most shocking revelation about this recycling policy? When I drive around the city I see an increasing number of trash cans sitting beside a very tiny, itty-bitty, miniscule recycling bin, barely filled half-full.
I am a trash digger people! I have stopped and looked – your garbage is not full of garbage – it is full of recyclables. It is no more difficult to place a tin can in a recycling bin than it is a trash bin. Landfills in the United States are at the bursting point and by being lazy and not placing recyclables in the proper spot you are part of the problem.
It is time for a change! Please stop being a part of the problem and be a part of the solution. It is time to do it today – get out there and recycle your asses off – I will be cheering you on with pride.
You are the only one who can make a difference; it all starts with a first step towards being kind to the earth.
Shawna Coronado says Get Healthy! Get Green! Get Community!