Friday, January 21, 2011

On My Mind...

Today my mind is focused on....
The recycling workroom is overfull and needs sorted and is badly in need of being hauled off.  This always happens over school breaks when the work-study students are gone, and I think perhaps our recyclers lost a little gusto even before the semesters end.  Oh well, it is a mostly thankless and disgusting job so I can hardly blame them. We finally hired some new recyclers, whom, *crosses fingers,* seem like they will work out well.  Here is hoping!

I went around to the campus buildings updating our VERY out-of-date list of recycling bin locations.  I was also trying to list all the garbage cans that didn't have a recycling bin beside it, which was harder than I expected or hoped.  One of our recycling goals is to get a blue bin next to each and every garbage can.  Oh, boy, do we have a lot of work to do!!  I put out all the recycling bins we have, but we need many, many more that we do not have.  I wonder what our budget looks like....

I would have never expected my library job to also be part-time recycling coordinator.  But, I am happy to help in any way I can.

The This Is On My Mind concept come from  Rhonda on her Down to Earth blog.

Note:
I just read her introduction to the On My Mind a little more closely and see now that I was to post something that was on my mind around the house...not at work.  Oh well, it was my first time!  :)


2 comments:

  1. It's fine Beth. Being part of it is what counts. I hope you get someone to help with that job. Better recycled than "thrown out".

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  2. Here's a new book that even tells you where those recyclable materials go:

    Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad

    http://www.garbologykids.com

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