Recycle While Cleaning Up from the Flood

I have not posted anything since the horrible flood in my area on May 2. The company that picks up recyclable materials in my neighborhood sent me this notice this morning in my email:

YOU STILL WANT TO RECYCLE!—We heard from several of our customers whose homes were devastated by last week’s flood, and in the midst of the cleanup, you told us that you want to recycle!  EarthSavers can’t turn a blind eye to the images we saw, and so we are getting involved, and you who were spared can help.

WE HEARD YOU AND WE’RE COMING!—Starting Monday, May 10, EarthSavers will start running flood debris recycling routes in the worst hit residential areas, and we are coming to you, our clients, first!  Look for our trucks!  Tell your neighbors!  We probably can’t get to everybody, but we are coming to you, and we will help you be a good neighbor and collect from your neighbors too.

RECYCLING AT NO COST!—We will collect the following in two separate trucks to get materials to the processors as they need it separated, and there is no charge to you!

* Electronic/Computer Recycling Truck—We will take TVs, computers, stereos, games and even microwaves
* Carpet/pad Recycling Truck—We will take all padding and dry carpet

YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS!—Being a survivor of the 1998 East Nashville Tornadoes, my heart goes out to you and many prayers have been said on your behalf.

YOU WANT TO HELP? —Yes you can!  You got a strong back and eager to get your hands dirty?  Then we’ve got a job for you!  We need about 4 or 5 volunteers each day to run routes with us and help us get material into the trucks.  We will be working Monday through Friday this week from 7am to 5pm.  Email me at bbandy@earthsavers.org to get involved.  Type “VOLUNTEER” and add the day and time you can help to the subject line.  Include your contact email and phone number.  I’ll contact you.

Thanks to Earth Savers for providing this service at no cost.

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    Beer Cartel said,

    Congartulations on using this medium to push recyclable living – the more people that can have a similar attitude the better! Was at a beer lunch today and was told about the difference in water that is used to make one litre of beer – apparently some of the major brewers take up to 8 litres of water to make one litre of beer, while those that take an environmentally caring attitude can produce beer using around 2 litres of water – a significant difference!

  2. 2

    It really is amazing what some ppl will do to help others in need. It is only as an entire community that we can discover the solutions to our eco problems. We have the technology and now we got to use it! Thanks for the posting.


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