Recycling is a way of life for most people – or so I thought. Growing up the word recycle wasn’t even in our vocabulary, but as my children passed through their school years, recycling became a household word. All around you can spot the recycle cans and many cities supply each household with a can to toss their papers and plastics which is then picked up weekly and taken to a recycling center for processing.
When we bought our second home down south I just assumed there would be some type of recycling. When we attended a BBQ at a neighbor’s and I asked, quite innocently, where I should put the recycle they looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently, they don’t follow the same strict recycling principles we do further up north here. Since we are not there full-time, I have still to investigate this situation and “find” some way to recycle. For now I bag up all the glass, cans and plastic and haul it all home to add to the weekly pickup for the journey to the recycling center.
Do you recycle? Does it bother you when you see folks toss those plastics and glass containers into the garbage? How about your tech stuff?
Each time I visit the post office I make sure to grab a few recycle envelopes for mailing in your used ink cartridges or other small items. It’s free and postage is paid. I have now discovered that Office Depot offers a program where you receive credit on your rewards card for each used cartridge you bring in. I will be doing this in the future…..hey, it’s money in my pocket, right? And what better incentive than money to make us all get with it and Recycle!
Gazelle, another recent discovery, pays you for your old gadgets. I haven’t used them yet, but will be checking them out to dispose of the above old toys.
Most of the big companies, Apple, Canon, Dell, HP offer ways to recycle your older computers and other such tech stuff. This article from Wired.com is very helpful and full of resourceful links. Plus a couple of others – Donate that old computer , Computer Hope.
Make sure you do your part to keep our planet neat and clean. I am sure Mother Nature would appreciate your efforts!!