|Posts In Other Communities
||[Jan. 5th, 2008|05:05 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
Posts I have made in other communities. Let me show you them.
Yelling at people about their recycling habits:
Yeah, the BF got me a little Olympus digital camera for Christmas with that stabilizer technology. Not only does it fit in my shirt pocket, but my pictures suck less. So I've been snapping things that I see and want to preserve or show others.
Here in Arlington I fill my blue bin with metal/plastic and put paper and cardboard next to the bin in brown paper bags (the reason I get them, instead of carrying my own, at this point) as required by the town. Conveniently, the garbage men come at around 9am and the recycling truck not until after noon (only once every two weeks, grr!) so I am able to be quite certain that they each take what I've intended for them. I think it probably also helps that it's in that order.
2008-01-09 02:43 am (UTC)
That is, in fact, exactly how you're supposed to recycle.
Although cardboard boxes larger than, say, a cereal box, need to be broken down into smaller pieces (some towns say 2'x2', others 3'x3') and tied in a stack with twine.
These simple steps are apparently beyond the capabilities of many of our neighbors.
The ninja, she is clever and also very cool human bean. I didn't realize you both live in the same 'hood.
My building doesn't recycle at all, as far as I can tell. It saddens me greatly. I should do something about that. Maybe I could get my own recycling bin. I should talk to the town about it.
2008-01-09 02:44 am (UTC)
Who is the ninja? (You can email me that info, obviously.)
My building doesn't recycle at all, as far as I can tell.
Oh, that's sad. It might also be illegal. In some towns, housing and commercial spaces are required to offer recycling or suffer penalties. Check it out, you might be able to anonymously report your landlord.