Friday, July 30, 2010

On a Mission

I may be on a new mission.  The town I live in doesn't have a recycling program.  And the town across the river has one but I can't find it.  Seriously, I looked online for the address but under "Location" it only listed the towns where recycling was available, not the actual address.  I did some driving yesterday with my bins in the back of the van trying to find these places.  I thought I knew where they might be.  I was wrong. 

Why is it so hard to recycle?  We hear everyday that this is what we should be doing but the resources are not available.  So I am going to do some research and see if I can't start some kind of program in my area.  I'm not promising anything but I will give it a try. It's not like I have anything else to do right. 

When I was younger it was easy to get recycling bins dropped off at our school.  Our Girl Scout troop did this.  Then for a few weeks the community filled it up.  After awhile the bins were picked up.  But since the bins were used so much they brought more to leave at the school.  If a junior Girl Scout troop can do that then why can't I with the help of some friends.  Who knows what will happen.  I just know that I shouldn't have to drive 30 or more miles to recycle.  It kind of defeats the purpose, don't you think?


  1. Hi Nancy Marie,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Your town doesn't have a recycling program. That is utterly shameful! There is no reason in this day and age not to participate in doing our share to save the earth. Kudos to you for bringing on good change. You're being a faulous example to your kids and saving the earth all at the same time. The world needs more of that.

  2. Thanks, Joann. I know it is really sad that we do not have a program. And I just found out today that the town near us closed their program down last year. Ugh. This is very frustrating. I am in the process of looking for a solution. Wish me luck!