I’m sure I’ve mentioned somewhere along the line that I don’t recycle much around my house, but I do recycle paper.
Now I’m a lazyÂ person, and it’s all about convenience for me.Â Truely the only reason I recycle the paper is because it’s so damn easy.Â Once a week, the Mondi guy comes around the area and collects his Ronnie paper pick-up bags, and he leaves refill bags for the coming week.Â Every household in the area gets one back for his purpose.
So, then last week, I got a mail from the community news people saying that the recycling service is being extended. So now, they’ll also collect tin, plastic and glass. The instructions were to leave a bag filled with the new type of a waste on the kerb, and they would leave a seperate bag for it.
So I duly did that.
It seemed like a perfectly brilliant idea.Â No hassle.Â Easy.
Except there’s one BIG flaw in this plan.Â The orange paper pickup bag that works perfectly well, is useless for other waste for a number of reasons:
- Until you start recycling properly you actually have no idea how much of the stuff you collect in one week, and one bag is simply too small.
- The instructions say to rinse your waste before putting it in the bin.Â All very well and good, except it’s still smelly.Â Paper doesn’t smell.Â Other waste… well… it smells!
- I have huskies… the smelly tins and empty milk containers are just so very tempting. No matter where I put the bag, the dogs smell it out.
So, there’s goes my recycling initiative for the moment… I don’t have time to phaff around with this stuff.Â I need a proper bin… not a silly bag!