A Recycling Success Story

For the last two months, I have been driving around with paper recycling overflowing from the back of my station wagon. I live in a building that doesn’t collect paper, and I finally reached a point about six months ago where I couldn’t bear the idea of throwing away all that paper anymore. I knew that there were drop off points around the city where you could unload paper and plastic recycling on certain Saturdays of the month, so I figured I should start saving up my stuff. So I did, and within short order I had several bags full.

Only, I kept missing the drop off days, and slowly, the paper started to take over my entry way. Which was when I moved it to my car, thinking that I’d have more of an incentive to get it out of my life if it was in my car. But that actually didn’t help so much and I ended up driving around with it for months. Until yesterday.

I finally managed to catch the 1st Saturday of the month (they are also there on the 3rd Saturday) recycling at the Trinity Church at 22nd and Spruce yesterday around noon. It was such a joy to be free of it. And now that I’ve done it once, and I’m heading into a season of less committed Saturday mornings, I think I’ll actually be able to just walk over a manageable sized load next time. If you are looking for where to take your own recyclables that the city doesn’t pick up curbside (or if you live someplace where curbside isn’t an option like me), check out this website for all the community partner recycling sites.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jeff (unregistered) on April 8th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    wow! i was just thinking about posting about recycling!

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