Thursday, May 07, 2015
The Dawn of the Green Bins
It's still on the steep side of the learning curve, but all in all people are handling the shift to separating food waste pretty well.
Kudos to the District recycling program people for providing workshops and support - it really helped.
We're now looking forward to the eventual drop in the amount of trash we generate, and the hoped for decrease in what we pay the District to empty the garbage bins every week.
And, as a group that already filled the blue carts with bottles and paper to overflowing every week, we're pretty pleased to be doing one more thing to reduce what goes to the landfill.
As someone who is old enough to remember when "recycling" was limited to kids picking up pop bottles along the road, and cashing them in at the corner store for candy, I'm pretty amazed at the recycling that's now normal.
Just once, we can all be pretty pleased - this is a program, run by government, that's not only good for us, it's successful!
And oh yeah - how about that new Alberta government?
Written and Posted by Barry Rueger at 18:36