Saturday, September 03, 2011

Transfer Station


I take pride in all that we reuse and recycle. It was a funny little joke when we boasted about going to CARTM in Manzanita for our anniversary trip this year. Some people go on exotic trips or out for dinner, but we drove down the coast to recycle things that aren't accepted locally.

For all our efforts the reward is that we have very little garbage that actually goes to the landfill. I did a post here a few years back comparing the statistics of the volume of trash Western Oregon Waste takes to the landfill with the population. The stats showed that each person in the county generates around one ton of trash every year.

We could have trash service where we live but we generate so little that it isn't worth the expense. I have a container where we place all our trash and when it is full it is time to go to the transfer station. This is one of the things I do every August. Last year my load was 500 pounds. This year we were down to 400 pounds. I was surprised by that because that tells me we generate 17.5 ounces of trash a day. For the life of me I can't imagine how we generate that much, but now I have a goal to reduce that by half for next years dump run.

3 Comments:

Blogger darev2005 said...

I have been trying to recycle more and more of our trash all the time. I have a bunch of used and broken computer parts and a couple of monitors I need to get rid of. We have a local electronics recycler, but they charge $5 for each monitor and i don't want to pay that. I'm just a cheap bastard like that.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

While on the topic of truckloads of trash/junk, I'm back!

(missed ya...)

1:19 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, the problem with trash pick up is that one tends to want to get their monies worth.

Beth, I missed you, too. Keep writing.

5:45 AM  

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