It is fun to get mail from government-allied suppliers…especially Republic Services of Costly Contra County (please smile).
So we get two mailers that introduce a new word for Garbage as Organics. For us who spent our lives in tech, we know organics are hydrocarbon compounds so it is logical to label our new green container with “Organics” because it is made from a hydrocarbon polymer. What goes in it is Garbage of all types from our homes and yards that are a misuse of the word “ORGANICS.”
Much simpler is the BLUE container labeled RECYCLE that takes bottles, paper, and cans quite similar to what we put in our REDDISH BROWN container now. The only problem being it is the same BLUE as our current GARBAGE container and sure to receive quantities of GARBAGE due to our learned habits.
The most FUN is a BLACK, actually GRAY, container labeled LANDFILL which only exists for what we are NOT suppose to put in it such as recycling, yard waste and electronic/electical items. It has no defined purpose except to take up space in our yard. There will be an extra charge if you don’t want this LANDFILL container.
So we have come full circle. We have a garbage can for all home and yard garbage, and a recycle can for all the cans, bottles and paper. Then we have a LANDFILL can just to look at!
In typical government fashion, we now only know what we are not suppose to do!
How fun is that?
Harald Paul Arthur Balle
Cervato neighborhood CA 94507-1075