Calgary is finally getting curbside recycling.
In fact we got our massive blue buckets this week and pick up will start in about a month, presumably to give people time to figure out what recycling is. Okay, I am being unfairly cynical, there are always loads of people at the recycling depot whenever I am there.
I don't mind taking my recyclables to the depot, although I suspect that it is more fuel efficient to have one truck picking up everybody's recyclables rather than having everybody take their individual cars to the depot and then STILL need to have a truck come and pick it all up.
But what always grinds my gears is that up till now, we have never been able to recycle plastics, with the exception of milk jugs. We've been in Calgary for 11 years now. That's 11 years worth of plastic that I have been needlessly throwing in the landfill; even though I try to buy as little as possible, it still mounts up. Multiply that by a population of 1 million plus, and that's a pretty big stupid number, if you ask me. So I have been saving up all our plastic for the past few months with which to christen our fancy new bucket.
Even though the idiots at city hall voted down curbside composting because it would cost a couple of extra bucks a year, I still luv mah new bucket!
It started snowing here about seven hours ago, pretty hard at times, and still hasn't really stopped. I was driving through white-out conditions when I went to pick the Resident Offspring up after school.
I blame all the neighbours who mowed their lawns yesterday. Never trust spring in Alberta. Mother Nature gonna pop an apple in yo ass, yeah.
Happy Earth Day, you beautiful and crazy earthlings!