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Friday, February 19, 2016

Trash Talk




Who would ever think that a trip to the local transfer station (which used to be called 'the dump') would become somewhat of a natural history adventure.

Our transfer station is located with low grassy hills surrounding the back of it.  Sometimes the grass gets long enough that they bring in a herd of goats to prune things back.  

Those grassy slopes are also a permanent home to a large group of wild turkeys.  They look huge even from as far away as the dumpsters.

And speaking of dumpsters -- one has become the 'restaurant' for a local raccoon.  The employees built a ladder for him because of course the dumpsters are taken away periodically and they didn't want him to be taken away with it.

I love the fact that we have this facility where we can sort out all of our recyclables and trash.  I hate that we seem to produce so much of it.  But I'm happy to see these critters nibbling away.

"Ours is a country and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures." - Ray Bradbury Zen in the Art of Writing

5 comments:

  1. Penny, you have an unbelievable ability to find art and joy in everything. I will look anew on my next visit!

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  2. Cool!. But I do love it that our county charges 5 per month and supply's us with a huge container to deposit our recyclables into and then collect them biweekly. I think it is a 96 gal container that we fill in 2 weeks. Some complain that they are charged whether they use the service or not. For me, I am grateful that I no longer have to pack it all into the car to cart to the center.

    Thank you for recycling too!!

    BTW, your center is in a lovely location. Imagine what critters might be visiting when you aren't there!!
    Xx, Carol

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  3. I'm appalled at the amount of trash that just two of us generate. Recycling helps, but I do wish manufacturers would cut down on packaging. Denmark is one country that made huge strides in waste disposal.

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  4. That's amazing! Might see a rat at ours - if you were really unlucky!

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