Sunday, December 29, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat

And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper? Your LakeCountyEye learned a valuable lesson this week: do not dispose of that old Christmas tree by burning it, especially out on the front lawn. Instead, the recycle bin is the best place to discard a plastic and aluminum tree.

Haha, it's that time of year to ring out the old, ring in the new. Fittingly, as of January 1, recycling will be mandated for everyone in Lake County. Like it or not, according to the Daily Herald ...
While curbside recycling already is offered by waste haulers to many homes in unincorporated areas, a new county law requires it be provided universally as part of the trash service. "Now, you're going to get recycling whether you like it or not and you're going to pay for it," said Walter Willis, executive director of the Solid Waste Agency for Lake County.
Recycling coming to unincorporated Lake County
Your LakeCountyEye likes it not, preferring the tried and true: simply chuck those unwanted recyclables over the nearest Route 53 Extension noise barrier wall. Out of sight, out of mind!

Admittedly your LakeCountyEye has, in the past, made a withdrawal from a recycle bin. Or two. Or three. (Your political opponent's curbside trash is archaeological gold to any oppo researcher. Totally.) But your LakeCountyEye is not yet in the habit of using a recycling container to make a deposit.

Is it possible to teach an old dog new tricks? Time will tell. Until then, the LakeCountyEye recycle bin is already nearly filled to capacity. There may be room to squeeze in there maybe 10 more recycle-worthy discardables.
Ten Things to Expect in a Lake County Recycle Bin
  1. Walsh for Congress Yardsigns

  2. Medical Marijuana Seeds and Stems

  3. AR 15 Backyard Target Practice Shell Casings

  4. Copies of US Senate Nominating Petitions
    (IL, Republican)

  5. Dos Equis Empties
    Stay thirsty my friends!

  6. Leftover Daily Herald eEditions

  7. "No Electioneering Within 100 Feet"
    Property of the Lake County Election Commission

  8. Lead Slugs that Won't Go In the Video Gambling Machines

  9. Curran for Attorney General Yardsigns

  10. Depleted Tinfoil Hats
Look for your LakeCountyEye, dumpsterdiving near you.

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