growing up in California,
recycling was always a way of life for me. Recycling programs
there have been in use for years. And
after moving to Goffstown a few years ago, I was pleased to see that
recycling had been implemented here as well.
More than half of what my husband and I put out to the curb every week
is in our "Big Blue" container. Recycling is such a
simple and easy process, yet I've been shocked lately to read and hear
talk about "Pay as you throw".
If you think recycling using "Big Blue" is too much bother,
wait until you have to buy bags for your recyclables and pay for your
My husband and I used a very simple and convenient method to recycle in
California, and it works just as well here in Goffstown. It's
easy: in addition to having a standard, lidded trash can for normal
household trash in our kitchen, we also have a typical office
wastebasket right next to that trash can - one without a lid - for our
recyclable items. Since the recycle "bin" contains
recyclable items such as newspapers, junk mail, empty cans and bottles
and other paper and plastic products, it emits no odor. The lack
of a lid makes it that much easier to just toss your recyclable items
into it while you're headed to the regular trash can. Then my husband
just grabs it on his way out whenever needed and empties it into
"Big Blue". It's a snap!
Believe me, the more you recycle, the better YOU will feel,
Just give it a try, say for a month. Trust me, after only 30 days
of making an extra effort to recycle more, it'll become second nature to
you. And soon, you'll be doubling what you recycle.
Come on, Goffstown - get with it on recycling! It's the right
thing to do, both for yourselves and for our environment!
here to watch "Goffstown Recycles" video
here to read "Municipalizing" Contracted Solid Waste and
Recycling Services", an article written by DPW Director Carl
Quiram, March 2005, for the American Public Works Association