Lindy recycles! Do you?

Many UUs have been subscribing to KB Recycling’s residential pickup service, which we now understand is being discontinued. Two viable options remain, and a third option is in the works, we believe.

Individuals can still take their recyclables to Four States Recycling at 4110 E. Amarillo Blvd., south of the overpass. They take plastics #1 and #2; all kinds of paper—preferably sorted between white office paper and slick paper inserts, magazines, newspapers, etc.; aluminum and tin cans, separately; and electronics. They do not take glass or plastic bags.  Most supermarkets have bins for plastic bags just inside their doors. If we remember to use our cloth bags, we’ll limit the need for bags to be recycled.

We can also take our recyclables to Target. Just to the right of the entrance are smallish containers for several materials. I understand they take glass; all plastics; white paper, but not magazines; aluminum cans, but not tin cans. They do not take plastic bags.

We can still take our cardboard to the big green dumpsters on all Amarillo school campuses and at many other locations. Apparently, there has been some confusion about KB’s official stance on this issue, but the owner had told a large group that they would love to recycle our cardboard. They just ask that we deposit the materials outside of school hours.

An unsubstantiated rumor—well, more than a rumor—is that the City of Amarillo is going to get back into the recycling business before too long. This will apparently involve residential pickups and new procedures at the city landfill. So hopefully, with “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” (our 7th principle), we responsible UUs can put forth a little extra effort for a short time, recycling everything we can, as we patiently wait for our city to make it more practical for us to help Lindy, the Rakers’ dog, recycle!

For more info, contact Janda Raker. (Ljraker@suddenlink.net)