Thursday, June 5, 2008

recycle

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OKC has a curb-side recycling program for paper, plastic, and aluminum - picked up once a week. We put out our bin each week, but many people... don't. :( The city tried to motivate people by giving away money for several weeks - anyone who sent in a little postcard with their info would be put in for a drawing - if your name was drawn and you had your recycling bin out, then tada, $100. I don't know if that raised awareness and motivated people or not - one extra person put out theirs on my street around the time. Personally, I think easing the earth's burden is worth the tiny effort of washing the containers and carrying the bin to the curb. Just one of those Human Responsibility things.

2 comments:

Clueless in boston said...

It takes time for people to get used to recycling. Lets face it, recycling really can be a pain; but you'r eright, every little bit does help. Give it time and it will work. Some towns around me charge for trash pick and limit the number of bags per household; if OKC did that compliance might pick up:)

kenziekylanmom said...

I wish Owasso had a recycle program at the curb...that would be so nice. We have to take all of ours to the recycle center.