Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday Favorites: Happy Earth Day!

Yes, I realize I'm late, but you can't do a Friday Favorite on a Thursday, right?  (Okay, maybe I'm just a slacker . . . )

I've actually planned on doing a post about this but have never gotten around to it (recycling isn't all that glamorous, I guess).  But with Earth Day this week, I thought it was high time I shared something that makes me strangely really happy every day: curbside recycling. 

If you live in Washington County, curbside recycling is available!  You have to pay for it, but it is available.  In Coral Canyon and Santa Clara it's only $4 a month, and only $6 everywhere else.  They give you one of these lovely blue cans and a magnet showing you what days they pick up (since they only come every other week).  It seriously makes me so happy to fill this can up.  I keep it in the garage, just inside the door from the house so I can just crack the door and chuck it in as I go about things. 

It has taken a bit of getting used to to rinse containers out, but nothing has to be separated.  It's been so nice just to put the newspapers, milk cartons, cereal boxes, and millions of papers from school in there and forget about them--not have to hang on to anything and drive to a binney to shove each thing one by one through those teeny weeny holes, or worse (and more commonly) feel guilty as I throw it all in the trash.  Our recycling bin is usually very full after two weeks, but our garbage can is rarely more than half full, which is a nice change since we were taking two cans to the curb every week before this. 

You can have fun recycling, too!  Click here to sign up. 


Echolaylee said...

That's cool. I'll admit that I guiltily throw things away sometimes because the binnies DO have EXTREMELY small holes and I'm busy and yada yada yada . . . excuses. This seems like a good alternative!

Molly said...

That's great! Are they seriously called binnies though?

Rachel said...

Molly, that's what they called them in the Ivins City newsletters when we lived there. I've heard lots of people refer to them as that, too, so I just assumed that's their proper name.

The Yoder's Four said...

I wish they did that in Cedar! They had a similar program in ABQ and I loved it. Good for you!