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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Green Bin Goodness

Green is good.

A few weeks ago my recycling blues were turned upside down with the arrival of a new Green Bin. Constructed of recycled plastic, the green bin itself is environmentally friendly, as long as its not set on fire.

This new plastic bin is manufactured much in the style of high-class Rubbermaid garbage bins, with wheels, and a handle, but without a locking lid.

Inside this bin was a mini-bin, which is relegated to the kitchen to catch scraps and such. Well-placed beside the garbage can, it serves as a constant reminder that almost everything can be recycled.

Nail clippings, both clean and fungus-infested, are accepted, as well as dryer lint. Yes, items allowed into the green bin are diverse in nature.

Stuff that can be placed in our new green bins include bones, such as femurs, jawbones and entire skulls. All sorts of meats are also accepted, such as hot dogs, and rotting zombie-flesh, so long as there is no blood. Sauce, grease, jam and mayonnaise are also allowed into the green bin, making a tempting meal for mice and hobos alike.

Stuff that cannot be placed in the green bins include plastic bags, excrement, and plutonium, because those things are dangerous.

I've been excitedly placing all sorts of common household waste into our mini-bin, then dumping it into our larger outdoor bin. I am happy to report that the only living creature seen diving into my refuse has been the waste disposal dude. But my sunroom is up for rent to the first family of raccoons that contacts me.


Blogger redheaded said...

congrats on your wonderful new bin. be thankful it is not bin laden. be thankful it hasn't bin sprayed by a skunk.

9:35:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

LOL! If our city dropped Bin Laden off in front of my house, I'm sure I could find something amusing to do with him.

12:07:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...

I need one of those bad boys.
We have 4 bins - 2 grey and 2 blue - going on right now.

3:16:00 PM

Blogger redheaded said...

you could spray him with a skunk!

11:47:00 PM

Blogger Rowan said...

I'm loving my green bin, apart from the stink however....I wonder if there is an environmentally safe green bin deodorizer?

11:00:00 AM


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