Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Recycle MG Style!
Hang on. Give me a second to climb up on this big, ole soap box of mine. Careful, careful, don't want to pull a hamstring... Ahhh, there we are... Where was I? Oh ya, Recycling. I'm a fan. I've been known to convert a friend or two from the sinful world of ALL trash to separated recycling baby! I mean it's the least we can do to to try and live a little greener. But, lets lay all the cards on the table, shall we? I, the avid recycler, am guilty, as charged, of at times throwing the Jiffy jar in the trash. Pleez, go easy on my penance. I justify not cleaning the jar b/c it takes a solid 10 minutes and 20+ gallons of gas-heated-water. Not any more! MG has enlisted in a new single sort recycling program. Yup, the NW metro is going all techy in the sanitation depo. Here's how it works in a nutshell (or dare I say recycle bin). We clean out all our beer/wine bottles, aluminum/tin cans, beer/wine bottles, jars/jugs, beer/wine bottles, crush all our paper boxes and stow all our useless paper waste into one big roll-er-out-to-the-curb containers. The nice, "garbage," truck guy operates that magical arm which simultaneously scans a computer chip in our container, weighs our recycling and dumps our compost into the big truck. The more we recycle the more points we get. The more points we earn the more dollars redeem via gifts cards and online shopping. They claim the typical Grove fam will get about 20 smacker-roos a month! Not bad for doing our part. Now, if only we could figure out a use for all that dog poo... Tomorrow? Another recycled fav. I think you're gonna like em!