Friday, September 05, 2008

Recycling

With everyone "Going Green" these days I thought our family would jump on the bandwagon and start our own recycling program. We have garbage pick up once a week with no recycling. We usually had about 7 or 8 bags of trash and sometimes more if I had cleaned out a closet or my garage that week.


About 2 weeks ago we bought 4 big plastic tubs and labeled them with Cans, Plastic, cardboard and Paper. I was amazed at how much of our trash could be recycled. After about a week of recycling we had 4 bags of trash to take to the curb. The bins were slowly getting filled.



This is what they look like today. I will be making a trip to our local recycling center today to drop everything off. The kids have had a great time putting everything in the correct spot. One of the teachers collects the tabs off of cans so we have been pulling those off for her. We have also done a better job of getting the Box Top for Education labels off the boxes and our school is saving the water bottle labels for more money. So with this new change of recycling in our home we have been able to help out our school and some others.


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9 comments:

TheAngelForever said...

Yes, we recycle. Recycling has been mandatory in our city for a long time and we take it pretty seriously. My son (5) already knows what to put on the side to wash and get ready for the recycling bin.

Have a great weekend!

Qtpies7 said...

We do recycle, but our trash service takes and and even sorts it for us. We just have one big can for trash and one bigger can for recycling. I do wonder if they actually recycle because I haven't noticed two trucks coming for pickup or anything, lol.

Sage and Savvy said...

Yes, we recycle as much as we can!

stacey said...

good for you guys! we don't have recycling and i am not sure we even have a recycle center here. makes me sad!

Aloha Monkey said...

Yes, we recycle, but having curbside pickup every other week makes it a lot easier for us. We're lucky if our trash bin is half full at the end of the week.

Tara said...

I didn't use to recycle but we do now!! I think I am a lot more aware now of waste ect...

JenniBeanV said...

I do recycle! My city has a terrific program where they will take darn near everything and I love it!

linda said...

Great job with going green. Yep, we recycle too. It really doesn't take that much effort does it!?!

kailani said...

Maybe not as much as we should, but we do recycle our plastics, aluminum cans, and newspapers. It's amazing how much waste we produce in a day!