Do you recycle?
We do. It causes quite an ugly eye sore in my kitchen, but it helps reduce the number of trash bags we haul off to the dump and it’s good for the earth.
I think it also helps teach the girls an important lesson about being kind to this beautiful planet that God gave to us. Afterall, they (and their children and their children’s childeren…) will be the ones left to deal with the damage that has been done so far.
This is our ugly recycling station. I wish there was a way to make it prettier…there probably is, but I’m not all that fancy.
We recycle plastic, cardboard, glass and paper. The plastic tote houses the cardboard, glass and plastic. The 3 brown paper bags hold newspaper, regular paper and magazines.
The big recycling container comes to town on the 2nd Satuday of every month and Brian gets the pleasure of hauling it all up to the utility company to get rid of it.
That big mess in our kitchen has to be emptied and taken to the basement once a month because we tend to get overloaded, so each month we send off roughly double what you see in the picture to be recycled.
It saves us about 1 or 2 trash bags a week. Not too shabby. : )