Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Ever since I've lived here, and who knows how many years before that, my small city has had twice a week trash pick-up. Recycling optional and paid for by the customers.
In my perfect world, there would be once a week trash pick-up and recycling. There was always opposition, for various reasons that made little sense to me. But this week, it came to be. It was nice to drive up last night and see two containers at lots of houses.
I thought I would get one of the big, wheeled green containers to replace my little red tote, but that didn't happen. I guess I need to call to request that. It will be nice to be able to keep the recycling outside and dry. And to be able to put in cardboard.
At the Ecovillage in Berea, one of the goals was to recycle as much as we put in the trash. We actually tracked that, weighing the recycling and checking the dumpster, knowing how much a full dumpster weighs. I've tried to maintain that goal since then and am usually pretty good at it.
Last night I made a Target run, hoping they would have some of the packaged fireworks that kids love. And they did. Smoke bombs and sparklers and pop-its and jumping jacks and cones. My daughter went to a fireworks place and got some of the bigger things that adults love. It should be a fun evening.
Happy July 4, everyone!