- Nov 27, 2008
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The system for organizing trash here is pretty simple. Garbage goes in cans, paper and cardboard go in a blue box and all other recyclables (plastic, metal, glass) go in a green box. Yet every time I go to drop off my trash I see some moron has mixed them up. I completely filled up the paper box with cardboard one day, only to come back 10 minutes later and find someone had jammed five wine bottles in there. How stupid can you get? I also routinely see people in the street throw McDonald's wrappers and gum into recycling bins and newspapers in the trash, even when they're right next to each other. The problem, afaik, is that when recyclables are mixed together like that they are thrown out rather than re-organized; it's just too much effort to sort through it all.