So Much For The Environment…

Several years ago when I was still working out of the office I was working late and observed a member of the cleaning crew emptying the recycle bins.  I took note that she was simply emptying them into the big trash bin she had with her, along with the office trash.  Needless to say, this didn’t exactly improve my cynicism with regards to the whole recycling movement.

Still, I went ahead and paid the extra $2.00 per month to get recycling service here in Keller.  So it was with some interest that I just watched the guy pull up in a regular garbage truck and grab my recycle bin (as well as the neighbor’s across the street) and empty it into the truck.  Usually there is a dedicated recycling truck that’s quite different from the regular garbage trucks.  Now it’s possible that the recycling truck is out of service and they’re using a regular truck.  Still, given my cynicism, I can’t help but wonder if they’re doing a bit of shortcutting…


  1. Jeff Medcalf says:

    I’ve noticed that they tend to do that soon after Christmas and other times when people are recycling away a lot of stuff.  I wonder if it has to do with their recycling capacity.

  2. Mike says:

    Recycling is done thru guilt or fear and since it requires gov’t mandates it is obviously uneconomic. In Keller it’s not mandatory as Texas still believes in some independent thinking and personal freedom-I refused that extra charge with glee and throw everything in the same space-saving 45 gal can in my garage.

    Recycling is the equivalent of genuflection to the earth religion. Do the curb side stoop with your offerings to the earth goddess as mandated by the environmental wack jobs.

    NYC stopped recycling in 2002 as it cost too much. How many cities and states could improve their broken budgets by doing away with unneeded and useless green religion mandates??

    Penn and Teller did a great documentary on Recycling on the Bullsh*t show last year. As they said numerous times it’s bullsh*t. Get the DVD from Netflix.