Thursday, December 28, 2006
More trash talk: A shameful secret and an easy solution
Jimbo's recent post about folks being irresponsible with their trash prompted a little self-reflection on my part. While I’m a bit of a litter nazi, I must confess a shameful secret: I have not recycled anything since moving to the new manse. Well hopefully that will change very soon, as I finally ordered a recycling bin from the city today.
Looking up and down my alley, it appears that I’m not the only one in need of a blue supercan to abate mother-earth-unfriendly refuse habits. Acquiring one could not be easier: all you have to do is contact the Citywide Call Center at (202) 727-1000 and request a recycling bin. The call takes all of 2 minutes, requires no financial expenditure, and will cause the delivery of a beautiful blue "trash" can within days.
Once you receive the bin, all you need to do is place all of your clean recyclables into it. No separating is required: just place items loose into the cart, including newspaper, office paper, mail, paperback books, corrugated cardboard, paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.), metal cans, glass containers and narrow-neck plastic bottles. Wheel your bin out on the same day as your garbage pick up, and voila, you’ve helped out mother earth.
PHOTO CREDIT: D.C. Department of Public Works