Saturday, February 08, 2003

My neighbour must be getting really frustrated and wondering why the garbage collectors keep leaving his stuff behind. You see, he still hasn't seemed to figure out that the recycling only goes out every other week. He continues to stuff one of his trash cans with cardboard boxes, which are ignored by the recycling crew (because they are not put out on the proper day... and when it is the proper day is mixed in with regular garbage) and then ignored by the garbage crew (becuase they will not place recyclable cardboard in the landfill). Two weeks ago the company that picks up recycling (both garbage and recycling are contracted out to different companies in my town) dropped off one of the grey plastic bins you are supposed to use for paper and cardboard recycling. Every home in the city gets one for free, and I guess they figured that if they dropped one off the idiot next door would actually use it. They obviously don't know he already has one of the containers, which I think he has turned upside down for use as a table on his back porch. Anyway, this bin sat out on my neighbours front lawn for probably 10 days. Eventually someone from a few doors down grabbed it and now he has two containers. They are kind of small and he has a big family I guess. At least he uses them. Just in case your wondering, the Christmas lights are still sitting in a pile on the front lawn, under a mound of snow.

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