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Old 03-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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My family started recycling a few weeks ago at the urging of my daughter that learned in Kindergarten that recycling is good for the earth.
We have curbside recycling in my neck of the woods. I am amazed at the amount of plastic, tin cans, and other recyclable material one family can produce in a week. We have nearly cut our "in the can" garbage in half.
I was just curious to see how many other folks recycle.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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We don't do it. I guess the jury is still out on whether there are any benefits. One general rule of thumb though, is if they are teaching it to our kids in school, do some independent research on the subject.

http://ecoworld.com/Home/Articles2.cfm?TID=340
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We were recycling...then the city I live in decided it was too expensive and pulled the bins. We still recycle paper, glass and aluminum on our own!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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my wife recycles... It has cut our garbage "in the can" way down..
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Re: Recycling

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My family started recycling a few weeks ago at the urging of my daughter that learned in Kindergarten that recycling is good for the earth.
We have curbside recycling in my neck of the woods. I am amazed at the amount of plastic, tin cans, and other recyclable material one family can produce in a week. We have nearly cut our "in the can" garbage in half.
I was just curious to see how many other folks recycle.
We have recycled our cans, bottles, newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, and brush trimmings, and have composted our kitchen waste for 40 years. We don't have a trash service. About once a month I go to the county dump and recycle center and pay my $3 (senior rate) fee. It's a good deal.

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Old 03-05-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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Dallas that is a very interesting link.
Greg they were talking about doing away with the bins here too. If they do we'll still recycle without the benefit of a bin being picked up curbside.

This makes me think of a few years ago when we went down to Myrtle Beach to hang out with the BBQ brothers at Smoke On The Beach.
Beer cans were tossed into the garbage can, up here we get .10 a piece for them. I had a hard time throwing the cans away.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:10 PM   #7
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We recycle everything we can. We have two blue bins (plastics and aluminums) one grey bin (all papers and cardboard) and two different sizes of green bins for food waste. I stopped using the green bins last year because of the maggots. We would empty the small one every day but then the large bin in garage would fill completely with maggot by the time garbage day rolled around. The city advises us to put our food waste in the freezer for this but i dont have the space. We probably should compost but have not. All my meat bones go to Louisas two huskies.
We are charged for every garbage bag over 1 bag. Each tag costs $2.00.

I am not sure if the recycling is doing any good. recently there was an article that there are not enough facilities for them to process is. The best suggestion is typically to reduce consumerism overall and recycle more.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:19 PM   #8
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We've been doing paper and plastics/cans for years here. Every other week they take either the paper or the plastics/cans. I do believe that every now and then they just take the whole load to the incinerator and burn it all.
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Dallas that is a very interesting link.
Greg they were talking about doing away with the bins here too. If they do we'll still recycle without the benefit of a bin being picked up curbside.

This makes me think of a few years ago when we went down to Myrtle Beach to hang out with the BBQ brothers at Smoke On The Beach.
Beer cans were tossed into the garbage can, up here we get .10 a piece for them. I had a hard time throwing the cans away.
So how many emptys did you take back with you
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:00 PM   #10
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I think if you feel that recycling is a good idea...you should do it.

If you think it's a big waste of time...don't do it.
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