Friday, August 15, 2014
I buy large containers of applesauce instead of individual containers.
We have been composting for the past 6 months. It was absolutely amazing how much food items we were throwing away. Of course, I avoid composting meat, milk products or anything fatty (mainly grease).
But none of this guilt compares to the HUGE guilt of Large Trash Pick-Up Day
Driving around the neighborhoods on Fridays, you will see TV's, couches, mattresses, washer and dryers, moldy things, broken things...the list could go on forever. And all of these things will end up in a landfill, being buried in our Earth. Sort of makes me sad when I think about it too much.
BUT...There is a silver lining!!
So, last night (Thursday) I dragged items to my curb. The old owners had left a plethora of things just shoved in to a corner of the back yard. So, 6 months later I decided to finally get rid of the items. There were pots, pot stands, some old chicken wiring, netting and an old bouncy chair that the baby had grown out of.
I went to bed crossing my fingers, hoping that most of it would be gone by morning.
And it was!!
I spied my front curb loading the kids up in to the car, and what to my wondering eyes did appear? An empty curb! They had taken all the pots, pot stands, bouncy chair, metal items but had left the netting. The pile had considerably shrunk.
And with my pile shrinking, so did my guilt.
That is of course until next Friday...