Have you ever walked out of your house only to find something like this in your front yard?
- They allow pizza boxes to blow freely in the wind.
- You can't really put paper products in them on days when it rains.
- They can't really be stored outdoors (e.g., behind your fence) with your regular trash can, because they will get rained on.
- They don't hold much.
- They don't hold larger objects at all.
- They are often difficult to carry when full.
|The green one pictured here. This is an old press photo from City of Houston's launching of their recycle program (I can't find a URL for it now). City of Houston has been proactive with residential curbside recycling.|
So I decided to do this, to psyche them into it:
|Red is the magic color for this city, so I took one of our two existing rolly carts and spray painted it red...|
|Ones like this are available at Lowes.|
Furthermore, those for sale commercially are expensive - the one pictured above is about eighty bucks. I had an extra small trash bin on hand, so it only cost me six bucks for spray paint.
So there's the answer to one resident's question: how come I'm the only one in the neighborhood who enjoys the convenience of an upright, wheeled recycle container? Because I made it myself.
Incidentally, if you need info on what materials League City accepts for recycle, you can find it here.