Remember the article I published a few weeks ago titled:
BLUE is the new GREEN!!
**You can find that article HERE
I know Plattsmouth was excited to receive the new recycling trailer, but I was not expecting to see it the day I went to put something in the trailer. I was saddened to see this.
Now at first glace, this looks like trash, but upon investigating (yes I dug a little deeper) I found that 90% of that is recycling. It is great that that this trailer is being used, but please be diligent. If the trailer is full, save your recyclables until next time.
I would like to point some things out though:
1 - Styrofoam - This is not recyclable.
2 - Television - No electronics can be placed in this trailer. There are places in town that will take your electronics for recycling. Check with M&T Technology
3 - Pizza Boxes - YES this is cardboard, NO it is not recycling. The grease contaminates the clean recyclables. BUT it would be perfect for composting.
4 - Litter - Because the bags and boxes were sitting outside of the trailer, it blew all over the area. This is now litter.
5 - Bottle caps/Lids - Yes plastic bottles are recycling, but please take the caps/lids off first. When the plastics go through the machinery it causes the caps/lids to be torpedoes. Just like in that Christmas movie, "They'll shoot someone's eye out!"
Below is a listing of what can be placed in the trailer:
What can I recycle?
A lot more than you think!
All Clean Paper
- Detergent boxes
- Paperback books
- Cereal boxes
- Greeting cards
- School paper
- Junk mail - including envelopes with plastic windows!
- Wrapping paper
- Paper egg cartons
- Cardboard boxes
- Aluminum cans and steel (tin cans)
o Empty aerosol cans
o Empty and dry paint cans
- Plastic bottles marked PETE (1)
o Soda bottles
o Cooking oil
- Plastic bottles, tubs, or snap top containers marked HDPE (2)
o Milk and juice bottles
o Other food items
- Hard plastic packaging and plastic bottles marked V (3)
o Packaging for small electronics (must be cut open)
- Plastic bottles, cups, tubs, or snap top containers marked PP (5)
o Dairy case items
o Food containers
o Reusable/disposable food storage containers
- NOT recyclable-Glass is currently not recyclable in our community
- NOT recyclable-Styrofoam
o Shredded paper should be placed in a clear bag then deposited into the trailer
o Pizza boxes are dirty and considered trash not recyclable cardboard
o The cardboard bins are for corrugated cardboard not light boxes, those items are considered clean paper
Seven years ago, Memorial Day weekend, I got a chance to visit a place I LOVE one last time before moving to Nebraska.
That place is Washington, DC. If you ever get a chance to go there, I strongly recommend it. You can't see everything in one day, so take a few days and plan!
There is just something that moves you while you are there. From the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, to the Cherry Blossoms. Those are just a view of my favorites.
I lost all of my pictures, but found them recently on a website I used to visit a lot back at that time. And I'm going to share them with you.
The above is a picture of the Cherry Blossoms and Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the background. And I wish I also had this picture in color, but the Cherry Blossoms are a beauty to see.
The picture above is my Sister-Tara, my mom-Deb, and myself getting our picture taken in front of the Capitol.
In this picture...do you see what/who is in the center columns?
That my readers, is the Lincoln Memorial.
Lincoln himself on the inside of the Memorial.
This is probably my favorite picture. This was taken from the top of the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial, looking out at the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool. Beautiful!
This was the start of the Vietnam Vetrans Memorial Wall. The gentleman you see there was a friend of the family and a Vetran.
The Three Soldiers symbolizes the men looking at "The Wall" in solemn tribute to the sea of fallen.
The Women's Memorial is a tribute to the women (or Nurses) that served in the Vietnam war.
Last but certainly not least is my favorite, The Washington Monument. Standing near this monument you feel like an ant. The monument is the world's tallest stone structure standing 555 feet 5 1/8inches.
As we were leaving DC that evening, I was lucky enough to get this amazing picture. God is Good!
I am looking through the years 1900s-Present day of you, mother, father, grandmother, or your children in car seats. Please provide a small caption. PHOTOS RECEIVED will be published in upcoming Plattsmouth Newsletters!
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