Archive for Useable Trash

But Was It Live?

A grenade was dropped into a litter bin in the United Kingdom. Read here.

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When the Party's Over

Ball_1929This forsaken Christmas tree ball was sitting in a pile of leaves on the side of my street. After photographing it, I disposed of it properly.

When the party is over, please clean up the mess.

And Happy New Year! I promise to post regularly again in the new year. It’s a resolution.

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Give Away Gently Used Toys

DeathLaser_1921NerfGun_1914Recently I read in the Wall Street Journal about the letters that were being sent to Santa Claus this Christmas by children affected by the recession. Some of these kids are asking for socks and shoes; others ask for jobs for their parents.

Then I see these toys left on the Riverwalk greenway. They have been there for several days. I do not know if they are still usable toys. Possibly these are broken. Please teach your children to take care of their toys. Do not leave them behind on the ground after playing with them. If the children have outgrown them, donate them to Goodwill or put them on freecycle.com for someone to take. Reusing is as important as recycling.

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Patio Umbrella

Umbrella_1916Recent high winds in our area blew this patio umbrella to rest at a spot on the Riverwalk Greenway.

It appears to be in perfect condition. Maybe the owner will come to get it.

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Happy Halloween!

Tootsie_0663The day after Halloween I always find candy on the streets. I’m not sure if the tricksters drop it intentionally or not.

Hang on to your goodies, and have a great Halloween.

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Take It to Goodwill

Since we donate all of our old usable clothes to Goodwill, I was pleased to read this news from Advertising Age about Levi’s promoting Goodwill Industries:

Levi’s, Goodwill Launch Clothing Recycling Push

‘Care Tag for Our Planet’ Encourages People to Donate Unwanted Apparel

Posted by Karen Egolf on 10.22.09 @ 05:18 PM

Levi Strauss & Co. and Goodwill are working together on a new initiative to save billions of pounds of unwanted clothes and put them to good use. In “A Care Tag for Our Planet,” the product care tags on Levi’s clothing in the U.S. will include messaging encouraging people to donate their unwanted clothing, with the project expanding to global markets in fall 2010.

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According to Goodwill, about 23.8 billion pounds of clothing end up in U.S. landfills each year. Currently, 166 community-based Goodwill organizations in the U.S. and Canada divert more than 1.5 billion pounds of clothing and textiles a year from landfills and, in the process, create job-training opportunities for more than 1.5 million people annually.

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Hubcap

HubCap_1867This hub cap from a Chevrolet truck was sitting on the sidewalk near the curb. When I approached it from afar, it looked like a small spaceship that had landed. That is, until I saw the Chevrolet logo.

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