Blue and green don’t matter if you live in a pink zone
This evening, we got a helpful call from the Philadelphia Streets Department. The bright, cheerful, pre-recorded voice on the line reminded us that tomorrow morning is our recycling day, which I already knew*—even if I continue to wonder about the effects on recycling that may be caused if we have any rush-hour precipitation to start the work week.
The chirpy taped lady also said if we had any further questions about Philly’s recycling program, we could visit the city’s shiny new recycling website.
And, being in need of a post topic for my weekend**, I did.
Now that I’ve seen the opening blurb on the recycling homepage, I’m a little clearer on why the taped reminder-woman was so darn cheerful:
Recycling in Philadelphia? It’s been around for years. And now, we’re making it even better. Why? Because recycling earns Philly money. And the better job we all do, the more funds we can put back into jobs, schools and neighborhoods. How are we making it better? By hearing what you’re saying, what would make recycling a little bit easier on you. Like helping you know what to recycle. When and how to recycle. And what happens when you do recycle.
You see, we’re saving our city when we put out those bottles and cans.***
Anyhow, the new website seems to have the usual array of information and interactive lah-dee-dah. I, for one, am not sure I need to follow the link to play the fun recycling game. However, if you have any doubts about your block’s recycling schedule—including your pick-up day, and even which week it is if you live in one of the many bi-weekly blue/green zones—the site does have a map to help clear that up. Click the link for the recycling calendar, and you can find your way from there.
Though if the chirpy tape-woman keeps calling every Sunday, I may never need to use the map on my own behalf…
* For the first place, I knew that already. For the second place, we got this same reminder call last Sunday night.
** Yes, I’m livin’ large. Real rap dawg.
*** I’d suggest hanging onto those newspapers until the next less-soggy pickup day. But that’s just me.