Recycling for a Cause
Earth day had me thinking a lot about the waste generated/collected in our small house. Then I started obsessing over spring cleaning. Now I have notes scattered throughout the house about the Plastic Roundups, the Neighborhood Hazardous Waste Roundup, and various other close to home dumping events. But wouldn't it be nice if it was all taken care of for us? A mama wonders:
I like helping people. I hate waste. I hate feeding bottles into a machine. I like tax deductions. These things seem like they all naturally add up to charitable donations of recyclable bottles and cans. This has been harder to find than I expected. Does anyone know of a school, scout troop, homeless shelter, who will come to my house, take my recyclables, and give me a receipt? Bonus points for a group that does it on a regular basis (i.e. they call me every month or two and say "it's time...").