MinuteRant: Why won’t recyclables manage themselves?

We’re now recycling so much that our weekly garbage output rarely exceeds two 13-gallon garbage bags. More often, it’s more like 1 1/2 bags, as long as we don’t have something like “gutting the garage” going on.

This is great! I love the idea of recycling, putting materials back into the stream rather than putting them into a hold in the ground, but please remember that I’m very lazy and even though my recycling is sorted by type, it’s still not smart enough to drive itself to the recycling station. I’ve got bags and bags and bags of newspapers and pizza boxes and cardboard from packaging, as well as glass applesauce jars and plastic laundry detergent jugs stacked up in the garage. It’s a little better since the Pumpkin and I quit drinking soda (Tennessee doesn’t have a bottle deposit–BOOOOO), but I’m best at ignoring the piles needing transport to the recycling center.

I know, I have to do it more regularly, then it wouldn’t be such a chore. But that goes against my identity as a procrastinator. I’ll try to do better.

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