Wednesday, July 20

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

The recycling place's sign (75 cents is a great price for a pound of cans, b.t.w.)
 OK, so for you to fully appreciate this post, you'll need a little background info....Like, seven years ago, Dad realized that we could recycle our soda cans for money. So we stopped throwing away all our soda cans and started stashing them in plastic shopping bags and stowing them in the garage. We just kind of let them accumulate, usually until it starts to be hard to walk down the aisle in the garage. Then we rip open all of the bags and transfer the cans to big trash bags. Then we load all the garbage bags into the van (they didn't all fit in the trunk, so we packed out the front seats) and drive to the recycling place. Then we grab the plastic tubs and rip open the garbage bags and dump the cans in them. I've noticed that most people who come have a LOT of beer cans. Anyway, next we take the tubs over to the scale, where the guys who work there weigh them. Then we go to the cashier's, where we wait for them to give us our cash. Then we all fight over how to spend the money we made. Cameron always wants to split it among all the people who helped, but this time, it looks like we're going for pizza for supper. We do this, like, twice a year, which is fine with me because the recycling place smells funny, and they have roaches! Anyway, enjoy your day and have fun!
Gracie wanted to get in on the action, too. Unfortunately for her, she had to stay home.
Here's Cam dumping cans into one of the giant tubs
Reminds me of my room!

We had three full containers of cans

The conveyor belt that carries the cans up, then dumps them in a huge container that then takes them to the Crushinator
Waiting for Mom in the cashier's office
We made $20.30!


  1. What a fun blog! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your thoughts about life :-)

  2. Sarah Me =)20/7/11 5:19 PM

    That is so cool! I love the picture of Gracie! What kind of dog is she?

  3. Gracie is an American cocker spaniel. She's a year and a half old, and she likes people but is good at hiding it.

  4. She likes people? Are you trying to convince yourself of that? :-) We love her, though...

  5. I love that you have pictures to accompany your blog. It sounds like it was a great project that really paid off!

  6. Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading your blog. You are doing great~I am looking forward to hearing a lot more from you.