Thursday, April 21, 2016
Throw it Away
I shit you not.
When we lived in "the Heights", we recycled. After we moved three miles away, we no longer had that option, though almost 11 years later, we still separate. Of course, it all gets thrown into one truck and I'm sure dumped into one landfill. So our efforts were for nothing.
Yes, starting next week, we are to use these two behemoth vessels for refuse. Bother.
One is for trash, one for recycling. Though without reading the directions, I'm not sure how it works. Do you really throw papers, cans and glass all together? (do you really throw papers, cans and glass?)
When in "the Heights" one doesn't have these cans. You just separate in different bags. There is nothing to drag back in to the house after the man comes to take away your used goods. There is nothing that sits at the end of your drive all day to let people know you're not home (or just too fucking lazy to wheel them back in).
......and there is no place to store them, that isn't outside for all to see, all day, every day.
The "joke" is: Cleveburgh has been threatening to give us these cans for 3-4 years. Each year we get one or two notices saying they are coming on 'x' date. They never do. Or never did.
This time we didn't even get the notice, though I suppose it would have been like crying wolf - and honestly, how much paper and postage could the city spend on a hollow warning?
Yet, yesterday, I turned into the drive and almost hit them, as they just sat there, left like two fat, ugly orphaned kids.
Oh, and you get fined $200 if you don't use them.
I think I liked it better in "the Heights".
Song by: Joe Jackson