Recycle Your Scrap Metal
I guess not everyone knows that used metal can be recycled. I was at Eureka City Garbage today. Saw a guy back up to the dump area and start dumping. At first it looked like he just had wood in the back of his truck and I wondered why he didn't drop the wood in with the green waste. Then I realized he had a lot of plywood. Plywood doesn't belong with the green waste.
Then he starts unloading a bunch of thin flat pieces of aluminum, or some other metal. Looked like something taken from a bunch of appliances and flattened out. He just tossed them in with the rest of the garbage. I thought I should probably go over and say something to him but it was probably too late. Then again, I suppose he could of loaded the stuff back up and taken to the other side of the lot to the scrap metal pile and saved some weight he'd be paying for.
Anyway, for those of you that don't know, Eureka City Garbage has a scrap metal bin at its recycling center. It's the first one on the left as you look into the recycling center from the parking side.
You can dump all kinds of metal there. I just dropped off an old lawnmower blade today and, after my trailer got wrecked that last time, I disassembled it and dropped the pieces in the scrap metal bin. Nice way to get rid of some rather hefty stuff.
I think Eureka City Garbage should put a scrap metal bin over at the regular garbage dump spot. They already have a cardboard and wood bin. Neat thing about that would be City Garbage gets paid twice for the same scrap metal: Once by the guy who goes through the scales and pays for all the weight when he leaves and again when they sell the metal for scrap.
Nothing wrong with taking advantage of some folks ignorance in a case like that and they kind of do that already with wood and cardboard.