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A Tiring Week and a New Reycling Program

Well, after an all-day cleaning spree on Tuesday (some potential buyers returned after their visit Sunday), Lukka and I went to Pioneers Park tomeet with the mom group. No one showed up! I couldn't believe no one else came, so, we walked around on the trail for awhile, but Lukka began to only want to be held. He had a late night last night and therefore late morning--which always makes him clingy. I went in around 8:15 (he never sleeps that late) and he was still sleeping; woke up with a surprise, and gagged. Needless to say, after that great morning awakening, around 11 at PP. he started to get whiny, so we headed home. A long nap later (for both of us) and a snack and he perked right up enough for Dad to take him on a walk with the pups. * * *

We have started this new recycling program called RecycleBank. For the last 3 years we've been "hoarder recyclers" meaning we keep tons of recycling in the basement until we have a 'truckload' and then drop it off in one fell swoop. RecycleBank is a loyalty program that uses gift cards for an incentive to recycle, and oddly enough, Nebraska is one of the 10 states that has it! You call Uribe Refuse to get started, and it is $4/mo for the first 4 months, then $8 after that. They give you a bin that has a weight 'tag' that weighs how much recycling you have per pickup, and keeps track of it on your account online. When you have enough points (weight, really), you have your choice of the rewards!(This page also has the list of states that are involved.) Totally worth it instead of the Lincoln Journal Star's program of $10/mo for a pickup--this is cheaper and can literally pay for itself and more! The more you recycle, the more rewards you get!
CLICK HERE for a list of all the participating Lincoln, NE stores (there are SO many!)

Even if you don't think paying for an extra "garbage service" is worth it, I encourage you to at least look at the website. It is extremely informative about certain types of recyclable materials and what kind of new things are made out of our garbage if recycled!


Lori said…
Thanks for the info! And by the way....CONGRATS!!!! I'm very happy for you!

And as far as "tripping" goes, we left really early in the morning so he slept quite a bit in the car. Also, books are nice if you have someone to help you read them. We took along our laptop for dvds. We used it but it wasn't nearly as nice as I thought it would be. GOOD LUCK with the 30 hour trip. That will be an impressive feat.

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