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Old 01-08-2019, 11:03 PM   #1
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Recyling available at many Targets

Hi Y'all. We like to recycle if at all possible and it can be a struggle, the struggle is real. I just found out Targets offer recycling at many stores. We are currently in a small (40,000 people) town, we went yesterday and got rid of glass, cans, plastic, but no cardboard. They did offer a bin for CDs, batteries, small electronics also. It might vary according to site. I would call ahead. I'm happy about this, hope it works out.
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We found it shocking how many states do not recycle when we travelled in the Western states last April!
No deposit, and no return, just chuck it in the garbage.
We can only hope it gets better.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:50 AM   #3
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We lived in Seattle and you can recycle everything and compost appropriate food waste. But in a state park 30 miles away, just throw it all away. I’ve only seen recycling in a very few parks, this in the West also.
We were in Alberta and BC this fall. Really beautiful.
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Contrary to common belief, recycling cost money and space and most parks don't have the $$ to spend on recycling. Some parks we volunteered at that did recycle would be run by the Boy Scouts or group and they usually only wanted to deal with returnable cans.
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We have been know to have the toad totally packed with bags of glass, plastic, cans and such for days or miles till we can find somewhere to re cycle them.

Most grocery stores at least have bins to recycle the millions of plastic grocery bags. In some places like Boulder Colorado you cannot even get a plastic bag in grocery or any other store as they are illegal there.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:51 PM   #6
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We have been know to have the toad totally packed with bags of glass, plastic, cans and such for days or miles till we can find somewhere to re cycle them.



Us too! No one will break into our toad, it's a mess sometimes. And it seems we have a Goodwill bag going all the time also.



I know recycling is expensive, especially glass, but dang, I can not throw away an aluminum can.
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We found it shocking how many states do not recycle when we travelled in the Western states last April!
No deposit, and no return, just chuck it in the garbage.
We can only hope it gets better.
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I don't know any state on the west coast that doesn't actively promote recycling. That isn't to say that RV Parks will do so - - they get tired of so many who can't seem to separate food waste from cardboard, etc. Mesa has an active recycling system and Cal-Am parks have both black (garbage) and blue (recyclables) at each site. Several other parks in Mesa just have large garbage bins because they have decided it is too much work. Just depends upon the individual parks.
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The last CG we stayed in in Maine, Kokatosi?, had bins for bottles to recycle, as the have a deposit on all bottles.
haven't seen it elsewhere.
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How do you know the difference between a real recycling bin and a “feel good” bin that goes to the same landfill as the green bin beside it?
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I used to work security at a retirement center with 160 apartments. The residents wanted recycling so we checked into it. Somewhere around $200 a month plus one person to monitor it daily. The recycling company paid nothing nor gave any credit for aluminum. Just not worth it.
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Two different fed sites we voluntered at had recycing bins only because staff got tired of explaing to people that the local garbage collection system did not recycle so it was a pretty pointless so have sepreate colections only to have to drive it 60 or more mies to the nearest recycling sorting center. One other place we were the garbage system had recycling but it was single stream recyling. Means all recycling goes in one bin to be sorted at a central point. And of course we got constant complaints from visitors who wanted to preach about seperating recycling not knowing what single stream is. It got frustrating. It got easier at all those locations to have the seperatte marked bins. cans, paper,platic whatever and then if it was single stream recycling just tos them into a diffent place than the trash for the collectin company. If the collection compny did not offer recyling we would just gather all the recycled stuff and toss it into the same dumpster.

If it matters so many people dont seperate properly so all rcycling needs to be sorted anyway.

I crushed some poor interns spirit one day. (the world is a cruel place and she needed to take off the rose colored glasses) She had put so much effort into setting up and managing seperate recyling at the intern house. I asked her how she knew if the platics she was having people toss into the plastic was even recyable? She was getting to be known as the recycling nazi. She did not know. Never googled the little symbols, as far as she knew it was plastic it can be recyced. I pulled one bag and got online and showed her that about half of what was in there was not recyable plastic or at least not processd by the local garbage collction agency and was going to be used to creat enegry or go to the landfill. She felt like everything she knew to be true was a lie!
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