Filed under: Waste + Recycling | Tags: garbage, hamm landfill, Lawrence, recycle
Soooo one of my roommates accidentally threw out the trash before I could snap a picture of our ridiculously full kitchen trash can for this post…but now that I think about it, that probably saved me from a great deal of embarrassment. My puppy Romeo is happy though because he got in the picture at least! (Sorry I’m a little obsessive, he’s my child) Anyways, sometimes I can’t believe how much waste the three of us generate together in a day in this garbage can. This also seriously pisses me off because we live on the third floor and I hate hauling the trash to the dumpster, but that’s beside the point right?
Had I gotten a good picture of my personal garbage (imagine with me here), it probably would have consisted of the following: used coffee filters (Hi my name is Sarah, and yes, I am a caffeine-addict), empty sushi boxes, coffee cups from Dunn Brothers (usually my second fix of the day by the time I make this pit stop), string cheese wrappers (obsessed), a cheez-its box, definetley at least one Weight Watchers Smart Ones box (I pretty much live off these things until I can learn how to cook), and LOTS of paper towels. I don’t know why, but I cannot seem to kick my frivolous paper towel using habit…I’m working on it. Oh and after two weeks of our refrigerator smelling like a dead person was frozen in it, we finally found the source of the stench…a rotten tomato (yes, it was mine – and they blame me). So make sure and add that to my trash pile.
After our recent field trip to Hamm Landfill, the composting site, and the recycling center, I am even more motivated to recycle. I couldn’t believe how much paper we use. The landfill trip really opened my eyes to all the garbage we produce. I also proceeded to spread the word to my roommate, Sam Hamm (yes, as in Hamm Landfill) that she alone fills up half the garbage can in the kitchen from all her fast food wrappers and that she should cut back and not contribute to the landfill her family owns. She laughed, but trust me, I’m workin’ on her. My goal by the end of the semester is to get her to recycle 🙂 We’ll see…
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