The Daily Grind of Recycling


Warm feelings about saving the planet have given way to the drudgery of sorting and rinsing and nagging from the government.

The other day, I had an epiphany: If recycling were not required by law, I probably wouldn’t bother.

Okay, I’m a horrible person.

But bear with me.

Xit 3cIn the wake of a blizzard, I was rolling the huge town-provided recycling bin to the curb for pickup.


Through the snow.

On a steep driveway, imprecisely plowed.

The walk was treacherous.

I slipped once or twice.

And I began to wonder what I was doing.

Recycling is supposed…

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