What's the recycling program like in your area?
August 4, 2007 10:01pm CST
I'm just curious. Here in the Denver area (select areas anyway) we can request these large purple bins (like large trashcans on wheels) to put all of our recyclables in, including: glass, bottles, paper, cans, cardboard, etc and they're picked up every other week. I don't know what the program is like where my mom lives now, but when I lived there it sucked. You got a green container (the size of about 2 milk crates together) and there were certain days they would pick up certain things. You couldn't put it all together, so you had to have some way to store your newspapers or whatever on clear bottle day if you were putting out clear bottles. It was such a pain in the butt that most people in my mom's neighborhood didn't even bother. Are you able to take certain recyclables in and get paid for them? I haven't been to one of those centers in years, but my sisters and I used to collect aluminum cans at my dad's softball games to recycle. At the end of the month we exchanged them and had enough for the family (5 people) to have dinner at a really nice seafood restaurant.
• United States
5 Aug 07
We have curbside recycling here. The city provides us with a recycling bin. We are asked to recycle plastics, aluminum and newspapers. I remember when I was a kid, we used to be able to take soda bottles to the store for cash. I don't think we did it often but I do remember it was an option. My friends family was into recycling cans for a while and taking them in for cash. Ever since curside recyling became available, I don't think anyone here takes stuff in for cash.