Sunday, January 27, 2008

Day 23 - 1/23/08

Today's Haul:

  • 1 fritos bag - garbage
  • 1 plastic salad bag - recycle (how nuts is it to buy salad in plastic bags?)
  • 2 plastic ring tops (1 from glass milk and one from olive oil container) - recycle
  • 1 plastic bag from cheese slices - recycle
  • 9 paper cheese slice dividers - worms
  • 1 plastic straw - recycle
  • 1 plastic trader joes container PETE 1 - recycle (not sure what was in this, but it was in the pile)
  • 1 cardboard margarine stick box - garbage (it's plasti-coated)
  • 1 waxy margarine stick wrapper - thrown out due to inability to properly clean
  • 1 paper place mat - worms
  • 2 paper fish taco wrappers (they were really good by the way) - worms
  • 1 plastic carton of milk HDPE 2 - recycle
  • 1 used q-tip - worms
  • 4 napkins - worms
  • 2 plastic condiment holders PS 6 - recycle
  • 1 plastic yogurt container PP 5 - recycle
  • 1 cardboard cereal box - recycle
  • 1 wax cereal box bag - garbage (for now, need to check if this can be recycled)


might I add...? said...

2 plastic ring tops (1 from glass milk and one from olive oil container) - recycle

I'm curious about this... I've understood that the recycling facilities won't bother recycling something that doesn't have a number on it. Am I wrong about this? Or does it depend on the recycling facility?

The rings from my milk containers don't have numbers--do yours?

Also, in one of the places I lived, they refused to accept anything that had a lid on it at all.

Just curious, because I'd love to be putting less in the garbage here.

Dave said...

Yeah, I hear ya. A lot of stuff is tentative because I am in the process of working out a relationship with the local recycling center and I plan to take a ton of stuff there to question them about. It kind of bums me out that they have so many "loopholes" but I guess they need to be safer than sorrier right. More to come on the tops.