I’ve had some cardboard boxes in my garage for a while now. I wanted to recycle them, and even though our recycling bin is quite large, the cardboard is bulky and awkward. Plus, it takes up much-needed space for bottles and cans.
I’ve been meaning to find a place nearby where I could take it to be recycled. Good intentions only get you so far — in my case, nowhere — so the cardboard just sat in my garage for a while because I never made the time to figure out where it should go.
I guess last week my wonderful husband finally had enough of the cardboard and decided he would find a place to recycle it.
After driving across town to the convenience center we used before we got curbside recycling, he found out the nearest cardboard recycling location is a Boyle County convenience center on Gose Pike.
I went to drop off the cardboard, and I must say I was really impressed. The convenience center had great big Dumpsters to put the cardboard into and stairs so I could get above the walls and toss the cardboard in.
All I had to do was drive up, take the boxes out of my car and toss them right in. The center wants all cardboard broken down, but it only takes a few seconds to get that done, and I’m sure the attendants appreciate it.
I made a fun game out of it and tried to see how far I could throw the boxes into the Dumpster. I got pretty good at it.
The convenience center accepts not only cardboard, but many other items like scrap metal and old appliances. There’s also a compactor for trash.
My trip to the convenience center was a fun experience, and I finally got the cardboard out of my garage and off my mind.
Now that I know how easy it is, I wonder why it took me so long to get it done. If you live in Boyle County and have any old appliances, cardboard or scrap metal lying around and getting in your way, I highly recommend taking your stuff to the convenience center and dropping it off.
Make sure to sort things into the appropriate containers, and follow all the directions posted to make things easier for the employees working there.
If you are not a Boyle county resident, check with your county’s solid waste department to see what services are offered — many other local counties offer similar services.
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