Monday, June 14, 2010
Mish-Mash Monday - Are dumpsters really exciting?
Last week we received notification that our garbage service for our condo association would be changing vendors. Yawn, ok, whatever. Then I read on...."you will no longer need to sort your recyclables" Really? Yippee! I know that seems pretty lame - is sorting that difficult? Yes, and No. We don't have a lot of space so it was a bit of a hassle - but not impossible. Also, with the previous vendor - we only had bins for plastics, newspaper and mixed paper. Well, last week our new dumpster showed up - instead of two big dumpsters for garbage, we now have a single garbage dumpster and a dumpster that is the same size for recycling for each building in the complex.
As a bonus - we can also now recycle more types of paper, glass, tin and aluminum according to this spiffy sticker on the outside.
We do need to train a few of the neighbors though - a lot of cardboard in the garbage dumpster - no more difficult to toss it in the next dumpster.
So, now I'm thinking about how I can do a better job inside now that I only need two receptacles. I'm thinking either a second kitchen trash can would be the easiest/cheapest route to go - although something like this would look really nice.
I also want to find a couple of washable liners to use in the recycle can as well to make it easier to carry out to dump as well as easier to clean. I haven't come up with much on my washable can liner hunt though. How do you collect your recyclables? Do you line your indoor can/bin?