Saturday, August 15, 2009

Touched By An Angel?

Well, I guess it wasn't for real since today is the 15th and the fires never happened- at least I didn't hear of any. I was hoping this guy was on to something.

11 Comments:

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't say whether angels are real, but I think they are. This afternoon, the Blue Plastic recycling bin angels dumped a carload of huge blue bins in my part of Eureka. Most of the bins are in front of people's houses. I suspect they'll be moved into people's back yards just as soon as they find a way to cut holes big enough in their fences to wheel these behemoths through.

Each bin is big, bright blue and butt ugly. Another reason to hate City Hall.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I think the bins are pretty attractive. Never mind that I was opposed to this in the first place, and still am.

I might add I have the paper side of the bin filled to capacity already. The container side has plenty of room left.

Hating City Hall? No need for another reason for that.

 
At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you like the big BLUE containers. But don't they make our "Victorian Seaport" look a lot more like "Leggo Village?"

 
At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Happy to recycle said...

Anonymous the first must spend a lot of time in alleys.

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not at all. The big blue recycling bins are lined up in front of houses for a half-mile in every direction from my house.

And even if all the bins are moved into people's back yards, so as not to visually pollute the neighborhood, they will visually pollute the back yards of all Eurekans!

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I don't think they look bad at all. It is kind of funny, though, that so many are still out in the street even. I imagine some people don't even know what they're for despite the brochure the city sent out with instructions.

Might many of these people be ones opposed to the mandatory service decree? Might make a fun protest if everyone who doesn't like this just left the bins where they were delivered.

 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Happy to recycle said...

Anonymous is concerned about how the containers look in our alleys, but all of the crappy-looking cars in front of our houses are bigger and uglier.

Get used to them.

 
At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Happy to Recycle" is free with his advice. His unwanted advice.

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worst thing about the bins isn't their color. It is their SIZE. (They are too big.)

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Fred said...

His unwanted advice..

No. His, or her, advice is most welcome.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Fred said...

It is their SIZE. (They are too big.).

Yep, they are big, and I can see how that could be a problem with smaller yards. Still, I've filled up the paper portion of mine near to overflowing, already. I can't wait to get it dumped.

If there's an argument to be made, seems to me, it should be whether we should have gone to this expense in the first place? Never mind whether recycling is economical- or even makes good sense in all instances?

Keep in mind that, if every community does this, it will likely reduce the value of recyclables and make it more expensive to recycle in both the short and long run. We might also expend more energy recycling due to the hysteria of environmentalism.

Let's hope other communities realize what might be our folly and decide to keep recycling voluntary, or at least keep it done at the garbage depository.

 

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