Deliver our recycling to the local center.
Well, besides the obvious (we get our California recycling deposit back, aka cash), our local landfill is nearly full. Yep, they're building another one so we can continue to toss our refuse. In fact, Santa Maria's new dump is located in beautiful, oak-studded rolling hills south of the city. Nope, not in city limits. They'll line it with 100-year plastic (ahem), then dump there, leaving future generations to figure out how to deal with the hazardous waste the city also plans on importing (income generation) from other communities.
I wish more people would recycle so our landfills wouldn't so quickly fill and our natural resources be depleted. I wish cities would plan further into the future. I wish this city in particular would serve its own citizens' needs before conniving for funding inappropriately spent. Then again, what do I know about city planning.
Marin County, as I understand it, has a model recycling program, from hog farm for certain greenwaste, to mulching and composting, to our more traditional glass/paper/metal recycling programs. Why doesn't Santa Maria look to that county, and other successful, more resource-friendly programs?
Yes, but I wish I could do more.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago