Friday, December 14, 2012
Bring Your Paper Recycling to Us
At the west end of my Library parking lot, there are a couple of dumpsters, but they're no good for felines to find fine dining (try saying that a dozen times fast). These receptacles are intended to collect your paper recyclables.
Winged Dinner's Eye View of
Mooresville Public Library
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No Cardboard or Plastic, If You Please
Recycling is good for everybody. Why put paper in huge trash dumps, where it will sit for hundreds of years buried in an anaerobic environment of compressed crud? Archaeologists have excavated old refuse repositories only to find that piles of newspapers and magazines remain undecayed after decades of waste residency. Much better to recycle, reuse, and reduce--or however that maxim goes.
Here's the bonus: My Library gets money for the paper recyclables you place in our bins! So recycling here helps fund library programs and collections. That is definitely sufficient reason to drop off your throwaway newspapers, magazines, junk mail, and other paper documents.
There's a tiny, barksalot slobberdog on the other side of the fence behind the recycle bins, but pay no heed. All noise and no action, I'd wager. I give that slobberdog an insolent flick of my tail. Feel free to do the same.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. "Take out the papers and the trash!" sang the Coasters in "Yakety Yak" (1958). The song reached number one on the R & B and hot 100 pop singles charts.