Thursday, August 21, 2008
If you can't beat em, join em
Unfortunately crystal geyser, unlike sparkletts, does not make bigger bottles than the gallon size, and we've found no water that tastes better to us. I'd be interested in what solutions others have found to the water situation. I think in order to have good tasting water from the tap we would have to repipe the whole house and add a reverse osmosis filter. We do have sigg bottles now, so we rarely use the smaller plastic bottles anymore, but we're still going through more than our fair share of plastic over here.
Given this, our recycling bin has been paydirt for scavengers. I really didn't mind when an obviously poor family raided our recyling bin, but after I repeatedly saw the same guy make a beeline from the direction of Garey directly to our bin, well I wondered what proceeds I was missing out on. Oh and the fact that the guy looked like he was out stealing old ladies' purses when he wasn't raiding our recycling bin was also a motiving factor in getting rid of that which attracted him.
So for the past couple of months, I've been taking the bottles myself to Greenwize Recyling to the side of our local STater Bros. The same dude is always working there when I go, usually with his ball games being blasted through the generator. Sometimes he is very friendly to me, other times he makes it clear that he is not in the mood to talk. I have tried to get something out of him that would constitute a post, but seems when I'm in the mood to talk, he isn't, and vice versa. Guess he's not the only one guilty of being moody.
With all the bitching and moaning that goes on about the scavengers, one solution that I don't hear is to just take it to recyling yourself. It works out to about $10 a month in mad money around here, and we only have to leave our recycling bin out once a month now.
Hubby took the bottles yesterday. I asked him how recycling dude was acting. I got a definitive "not friendly" answer. I still hold out hope that one day our moods will match and I'll be able to bring you a post on the ups and downs of being the Pomona recycling dude. But for now, he remains something of a mystery.
Located on the Northside of the Only STater Brother Left Standing in Pomona
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed for LUnch: 1 PM to 1:30 PM each day