Sunday, February 15, 2009

Give the Earth a Hug...Recycle!

I read "Recycling is like giving the Earth a hug" on a Culver's food sack, so I decided that would be the title of my newest blog.  Cute, huh?!  

Anyway, I've found the coolest way to recycle and I wanted you to know about it.  It's using RecycleBank (a chain across the country), but carried locally by RecycleLink here in Lincoln.  In the past, I've used several different companies here in Lincoln and this one is the best.  I've also tried doing it on my own, but just ended up with a messy (okay, messier) garage and 20-30 minutes a week spent driving to and unloading materials at a city recycling drop off.  I wasted way too much time separating the paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, etc. that it wasn't worth my time.    

Now I am down to once a week garbage pick up and all of my recycling can be loaded into one 68 gallon tote that is picked up on Mondays.  No more separating materials, which is wonderful!  The only item I can't toss in is glass due to the mess it creates.  That's the only downside.  However, there's also a perk to recycling by earning points based on the weight of my materials.  I can redeem those points at over 450 local and national retailers.  The cost of this service is cheaper than the three other ones I've tried and the first two months were free.  I just got my first bill last week.  It was for the months of Dec., Jan., Feb. and March at $32.  That $8 a month is less than the expense of the second garbage pick up each week and look I am becoming "earth friendly". If you want to become a friend to the earth too...call them at 466-0412 or go to www.Recyclelink.net.  Oh, by the way, please give them my name...I get a free month's rental. :)  

3 comments:

Mindee said...

This may actually get me to start recycling . . .

Trisha said...

I love to recycle!! I am glad you like it so much to blog about it. Now just stop carrying plastic bags and you'll be well on your way to allowing the earth to be around for Grant. LoL

Tracey said...

I think I am going to try this out. Thanks.......