Today is that time again for my Green Stubby Reports.
Let's make Stubby proud today by discussing bottles and plastic.
I was snoozing away in my bed when all of a sudden Mum dropped this bag near my bed and woke me ups announcing it was time to go to the recycling depot here in Burnaby.
We keep all things that can be recycled and every so often when we have lots we takes a trip to drop it off.
Today we tooks our accumulated collection of plastic bags and our drinking containers.
Ok Mum load up the car..... I am ready to goes!
The first stop is the "return-it" place for our drinking containers.
We pulled up and unloaded our stuff from the trunk and went insides.
Here I am out f ront with our blue bag filled with containers.
Inside we have to use red plastic cartons to separate the different types of drinking containers. The lady that works there is really nice and I got a few pets in!
I was in charge of sorting the juice cartons.
Anything under 1 litre in size you gets a 5 cents back and if it is over 1 litre you
gets 20 cents back.
(This amount is what yous is charged for when you initially buy the beverage. When you return the container yous gets that money backs.)
Let me check the bag.... yup, that is it we returned them alls. We gots $3.90 back for returning them all.
(Mmmmmm treat money! BOL)
Then it was down the street to the Burnaby Recycling Station to drop of the plastic bags.
(we don't get any money for returning plastic bags, we just gets "peace of mind" knowing we didn't put them in the landfill)
We aproach the site.
Oh there it is!
(Nothing fancy just a big dusty lot with tons of containers.)
Into the big container goes our bags. Look at all the bags people have dropped offs. Mum has to lift me up so I can reach as I am too shorts.
I check outs around the big dumpster to see how to turn it ons.
Mum says the workers do that when the container is full. They press the button and it compacts all the bags. Kinda likes a garbage truck.
Today we only dropped of plastic bags but you can drop off lots of other stuffs like: fridges, paint cans, paper, metal, used cooking oils, car batteries. The list is endless.
Well I think my work is done heres.
Let's go home for some lunch nows, Mum..... all this recyling has worked up my appetite!
Remember, being a "Green Stubby" makes the world a greener, healthier place.