My town sort of recycles. What do I mean by that? Well, we can recycle plastic, magazines, newspaper, glass, and cardboard, but the town won’t pick it up from the curb. Instead, we drive to the recycling center and toss it in huge bins. This is not a problem, but I’ll bet anything that it prevents many people from recycling because it’s too much of a hassle to drive to the recycling center, which, by the way, is right near downtown and many baseball fields.
What bugs me about this system is the lack of recycling office paper!! I get so much junk mail and just acquire random papers that I would love to recycle, but cannot because I’m not allowed. I cannot bring myself to throw paper in the garbage. It feels like a sin. I have been recycling every piece of paper imaginable my entire life. Notebooks after classes finished for the year? I would rip out the spirals and recycle the paper.
The good news? Tomorrow Keep Moore County Beautiful is sponsoring a mixed paper recycling drive! I’m psyched because this means that I don’t have to throw out all of my paper. It coincides nicely with my downsizing efforts as I get ready to move.
I know this is more recycling than preservation, but we all know it’s connected.