gwalchmai Posted August 2, 2021 Share Posted August 2, 2021 My county has a "convenience center" where I deposit our household trash every week. They have several categories such as "bagged garbage", cardboard, "mixed paper and plastic", "yard waste", and what I like to call "God knows what". They charge a dollar for each bag of "bagged garbage" (up to a 35 gal bag) but the other categories are free. I asked Larry, the ne'er-do-well who works there (he's really a good dude), how persnickety they are about categories and he said "if you're not sure just throw it in the bagged dumpster and it'll to the landfill". I also asked about old computers, monitors, etc. and he said to put it into the "God knows what" dumpster, which has old metal, mattresses, tires, and "other stuff". OK, so where am I rambling with this? I think most of us would like to recycle stuff like cardboard (which they seem to do, but from what I read the requirements are pretty strict) and plastic and e-waste, but it's really hard and labor-intensive and most localities wind up putting everything into the landfill anyway (or sending it off to the third world on a barge). OTOH, I've said before that I think maybe we could dedicate a relatively small portion of unused flyover country to all our waste and it wouldn't make nearly as great an impact as we've been led to believe. Full disclosure - I leave the water running the entire time I'm brushing my teeth (take THAT, Min!) 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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