Since the whole recycling band wagon started, who knows how many years ago, the guilt of not recycling started to pile up on me. I started realizing how much paper we throw away, the plastic that can be recycled, and also glass & aluminum. Unfortunately recycling isn’t easy out here in the country.
I’ve noticed in the burbs of Cincinnati the trash company years ago created a recycling program. Residence have “red containers” to put their recycling in, and they put it out by the curb for the recycle truck to pick it up. Man would that be nice! I’ve tried to call the company that picks up our trash in hopes to have recycling pick up too, but unfortunately it’s not available in our area. No surprise there!
So to conquer the recycling guilt I got into a routine. I’ve got three boxes that sit in the garage for things that can be recycled. There’s a paper box, a plastics box, and one for glass & aluminum. It usually takes three weeks to fill them up, and yes sometimes they overflow because I procrastinate about delivering it to the recycle center.
There are two places I can dump my recycling, and neither one of them is close. The one in our small town has specific hours, which has bit me in the butt a few times. I hate it when I have to take my recycling back home and try again another day. Then there’s the one not far from the grocery store I frequent weekly, so I usually add it to the list of stops I need to make to combine trips. Those recycling dumpsters aren’t emptied as often as they should be, but sometimes I get lucky.
So if you’re thinking about moving to the country and you’re the type that recycles, please add this the list of things to check on before your move. I hope there’s one more convenient for you than there is for me.