Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thank you, Mr. Garbage Man!

My home 'office' has a plastic antistatic mat. It's old, it has been crumbling, and it was time to replace it. I got it out of my room and contemplated how to get rid of it. It was enormous, 45" by 53", and pretty thick. If I just dropped it at the curb, garbage men would never notice it, and it would kill grass.

With difficulty, I rolled it up enough to stick it into an empty garbage can. The plastic mat stuck out way above the top of the can, but at least it was in there. Garbage men are finicky; they know what they are supposed to pick up, what to ignore. Would they take it?

They did, at the first opportunity. Thank you, Mr. garbage man.

1 comment:

Martin Langeland said...

Recyclers are also.
I used to add dryer lint to the paper recycling. I rationalized that fabric fibre would make good paper.
one time, after many months of doing this I found a note politely requesting me not to do this any more. Curious.