Trashy followup to doing good

Yesterday we came home to find a lot of garbage in our front yard. Today is trash and recycling day, so of course it had to rain and the wind had to kick up to 50mph throwing recycled materials all around the yard. My littlest initially asked why someone would trash our yard and I showed her as winds hit 30 that it was just blowing right out of the recycling.

You’re not allowed to bag recycling in Nashville. The sorters gum up and they have to shut down and have someone remove it. Your next option is to tightly pack the recycling in, which means if they come in the arm truck you’re going to be left with half a load that didn’t get shaken out.

I don’t have a fix for this mind you, just this is the issue. Our neighborhood is trashed due to both trashy people, and well intentioned people with the metro recycling. And it’s always high winds on the one day a month they pick it up.

Thankfully the little one saw recycling blown out and understands that not all of our neighbors are trashy hell people, that it’s at least a large part due to a design issue with the recycling bins. I think her faith in humanity was somewhat restored as she was really really sad that people would dump on our neighborhood.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.