Jon and I recently got the recycling bins provided by our local recycling plant. We’ve had them for about two months and our trash output has dropped dramatically. It helps us feel good that we’re able to recycle the annoying weekly adds we get, and all the plastic containers we use, if they’re able to be recycled by our local plant.

You see, our local plant only takes things with the recycling number 1 or 2. Anything higher has to go to the dump. It’s nice to see all we can recycle, but sometimes I feel bad that my individual yogurt cups are a 5 and cannot be recycled. Jon’s taken to making his own yogurt, and that has helped us be more green since he’s uses mason jars, and those are washable, instead of us having to throw away a plastic container every week. (He decided to make his own yogurt because he thought it would be cool, and it saves us a lot of money, but mostly because he thought it would be cool.)

Anyways, we have to clean the containers which held food before we put them out to be recycled. I think this is required by the plant, but more importantly it helps keeps away bugs and strong odors.

Today as I emptied our peanut butter jar, really plastic container, I found myself hoping that it had a 3 or higher on the bottom so I wouldn’t have to wash it out.

No such luck.

Sometimes I wish recycling was a little less sticky.

4 Responses to “Recycling”

  1. Sara Says:

    That’s funny, but I’m way shocked that you throw out (recycle) your weekly ads. You’re not throwing out any coupons are you? I’d be happy to take those off your hands. I’m kind of a coupon freak and love getting stuff for free. I just got back from CVS and got 2 notebooks, 2 glues, 2 rulers, 3 packs of pens, tylenol, cheerios, and 2 scissors all for about $.60.
    Seriously, I’ll take those coupons for you!

    PS. Don’t forget (if you don’t mind) to get an extra CD of the OZ pictures for me this Saturday at the party!

  2. nice niece Says:

    That last part made me giggle. 🙂

  3. Lacey Says:

    Sara, you’ll be happy to know I do look at the ads and keep any coupons I think I might use, then I recycle them. Maybe I should head over to CVS and buy some glue, I admit I don’t look at the drugstores ads too much, and probably need some coupons in order to get the deal but they were hauled away on Saturday. The girls made “bean art” ie, glued beans to a piece of paper but it kept them busy for about an hour, but they went through half a bottle of glue doing it. I need more cheap glue so I can keep them busy for another few hours.

    I will try to get you a CD of pictures, but first they have to tell me where the party is. Have you heard anything?

  4. Sara Says:

    Sorry, I haven’t heard anything about the party. Good luck!